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Microsoft Locks Down 30-Day Xbox One Exclusivity For First Two Paid Division DLC Packs

by Mike Futter on Mar 07, 2016 at 07:38 AM

Ubisoft has announced a deal with Microsoft giving Xbox One gamers a head start on some expansion content. That platform will get a 30-day jump on some of the new content.

The deal covers the first two paid expansion packs, Underground and Survival. It does not include the free add-ons planned for April and May. Underground drops in June for Xbox One, with Survival due this summer. You can rad a rundown of what's been announced for post-launch for more detail.

The final paid expansion, The Last Stand, will launch simultaneously for all three platforms when it arrives in the winter. The Division is out tomorrow, March 8, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. If you happen to have a physical version for one of the two consoles, you can start playing now.

[Source: Ubisoft]

 

Our Take
Timed DLC drops are becoming more common, and it’s something we’ve grown used to in some series. The challenge for Ubisoft is making sure that there is enough to keep PlayStation 4 and PC gamers going for that extra month. It’s not ideal for those not playing on Xbox One, but it could be harder on the publisher than anyone else.