The Division Beta Brings 6.4 Million Tourists To New York City
Ubisoft has shared that this weekend’s beta for The Division brought 6.4 million players to the streets of New York City. The open beta was available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.
During the weekend, players averaged nearly five hours of time in the game. All told, Ubisoft is claiming that The Division's open beta is the largest for a new franchise on this generation's console platforms.
A third of the aggregate was spent in the dark zone, where players can choose to betray their friends and other agents. Approximately 2.5 million players opted to turn their guns on other Division agents, going rogue in an attempt to steal valuable gear. The Division will be out on March 8, 2016, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
For more, check out our impressions. You can also read our take on how The Division’s open world compares with Destiny’s.
The Division is shaping up well, especially given how many studios were added on along the way. While Ubisoft’s take on New York City feels condensed (the walk from Chelsea to Penn Station takes almost no time), there are a number of little touches that endear the in-game version of the familiar streets to me.