Gamers with both a gaming PC and a PlayStation 4 that are planning on purchasing Tom Clancy’s The Division should be interested in the latest graphics comparison video from Digital Foundry. As expected, Digital Foundry has discovered that the PC version of The Division offers better graphics and improved performance when compared to playing the game on PS4.
Playing The Division at the highest possible settings will require significantly powerful PC gaming hardware, but the PC version has other graphical advantages over the PS4, even for those that have to lower the overall visual quality. According to the Digital Foundry report, The Division on PC boasts higher quality shadows, reflections, and an extreme streaming distance slider that prevents distant objects from popping in before they’re fully loaded.
The Division on PC has an unlocked frame rate as well, which is yet another advantage it has over the console versions. Digital Foundry credits this potential for an increased frame rate, along with tighter control responses, with making The Division a more enjoyable experience on PC overall.
See Digital Foundry’s entire report below:
This information corroborates a previous report that suggested that The Division on PC is drastically better than the console versions. While Digital Foundry doesn’t bring the Xbox One version of The Division into the mix, it’s reasonable to assume that it performs about the same as the PS4 version, and therefore is also trailing the PC
PC gamers should be happy with these results, as it shows that Ubisoft has devoted plenty of resources to make the PC version of The Division as high quality as possible. This is in contrast to recent trends where various multi-platform games, such as Batman: Arkham Knight on PC, have launched completely broken when compared to their console counterparts.
That being said, even with the PC version of The Division running at ultra settings, it’s still not comparable to The Division‘s E3 2013 reveal trailer. This marks yet another occasion that Ubisoft has misled gamers as to the graphical capabilities of a game, though hopefully gamers having a chance to try The Division beta before buying it will help the company avoid another Watch Dogs graphics controversy.
Are you buying The Division on PC, PS4, or Xbox One? Has Digital Foundry’s report about the game’s graphics influenced your decision at all? Do other factors play a role in which version of the game you will be buying next month? Leave us your thoughts on Tom Clancy’s The Division in the comments below.
Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available on March 8th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on March 8th.