Ubisoft have announced server and review timings for Tom Clancy’s The Division and it’s going to be all hands to the pumps as reviewers will get no early access. This means everyone will be playing for the first time, at the same time.
Ubisoft explained this decision in the following post on their blog.
“The Division was always designed to be a seamless online experience, giving players the option to play solo or group with fellow Agents to tackle missions and infiltrate the Dark Zone as a squad. Thanks to the feedback and participation of a record-setting 6.4 million players in the beta, we know many of you took up arms with others and saw first-hand how The Division’s unique gameplay experiences were brought to life by a large and active player population”.
“Since it’s impossible for us to populate the servers in a way that would adequately replicate playing The Division on launch day, reviewers will start playing the game along with everyone else when it’s released on March 8 – after the servers go live officially and globally at 00:01AM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)”.
So it looks like our verdict will have to wait but for anyone who has purchased the digital copy of the game on Xbox One, you can start preloading now in preparation for the official launch on March 8th.