The Division for consoles boasts visual settings: PC requirements included

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While the PC promises the best visual experience for The Division, thanks to a huge array of visual settings, the console versions of Ubisoft’s latest open world title will sport some of their own.

Those options include being able to hide damage numbers, increase the overall visual sharpness and toggle chromatic aberration on and off.

What exactly is chromatic aberration you ask? It’s essentially a visual filter that causes the edges of your screen to blur.

Chromatic aberration causes games to look as though they’ve been captured by a slightly out of focus camera, and has been used by many game developers.

That said, many gamers dislike the filter as it causes a high level of distortion.

The Witcher 3 is well-known for using the filter and CD Project RED recently released a patch to disable the filter much to fans’ pleasure. NVIDIA’s Andrew Burnes provides some information about chromatic aberration:

Chromatic Aberration is an age-old visual artifact associated with cheaper camera lenses and improperly taken photos. In recent years however, Chromatic Aberration has grown popular with game developers, much to the dismay of gamers who prefer cleaner images free of unsightly distortion. In the context of a photographer, or a security guard viewing the game world through a cheap camera, its use might make sense, but when playing in first or third person it merely suggests a trip to the optician is in order.

Thankfully, CD Projekt RED has made Chromatic Aberration an optional effect in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, ensuring a clean, clear image is obtainable. When enabled, it distorts the picture slightly, but no where near the extent seen in other games featuring the effect. This doesn’t really come through on screenshots, however.

Beyond that, there’s a limited amount of visual tweaking you can with console versions of The Division, when compared to the PC version.

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At least console gamers can adjust settings like image sharpness.

There are some other interesting options to be found in the console visual settings, such as:

  • Auto-hide HUD
  • Show Radar
  • Distance Units
  • Player level visible
  • Show damage numbers
  • Show vault and climb indicators

In terms of the PC version, the readme file and clientfile were leaked from The Division Beta, which listed the official system requirements for the game and much more.

The game will have multiple monitor support and will also include DENUVO Anti-Temper technology, so pirates are going to be annoyed.

The PC requirements are as follows:

1.1 Minimum system requirements

Operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)

Processor: Intel Core i5-2400, AMD FX-6100 or equivalent

Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 with 2GB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 7770 with 2GB VRAM or better

System RAM: 6GB

HDD: 40GB free space

Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, and headset

Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 256 kbps upstream

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1.2 Recommended system requirements

Operating system: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, AMD FX-8350 or equivalent

Video card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 or better

System RAM: 8GB

HDD: 40GB free space

Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard, mouse, headset

Multiplayer: Broadband connection with 512 kbps upstream

In regards to multi-monitor support, this was mentioned:

Multiple monitor support: Tom Clancy’s The Division supports multiple monitors, and you can configure your setup under the user interface section of the settings menu. For best results, it is recommended you use these options in conjunction with your video card’s Surround (Nvidia™) or Eyefinity™(AMD™) support.

When it comes to The Division‘s DRM, the game will use DENUVO Anti-Temper technology.

Recent games like Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, FIFA 16 and Just Cause 3 have made use of this DRM.

Piracy groups such as 3DM haven’t managed to crack Just Cause 3 because of this type of DRM, so its inclusion means major difficulties for pirates.

The Division is set to be released on Mach 8 for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

The game’s beta is out January 28 for Xbox One, with PC and PS4 players having their turn on January 29th.

What do you think about all this recent The Division news? Share your opinion with us in the comments section and forum below.


Source: WCCFTech (1), (2)

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