‘The Division’ Reviews, Server Timing, And Pre-Loads — Australia And Other MMORPG Server Schedules

Tom Clancy’s The Division, an action-MMORPG game, is only days away from release. The epidemic has spread through New York City, and soon the MMO servers will be inundated with gamers galore trying out their characters for the first time.

Of course, some beta testers already had their chance, twice, to learn, analyze, and even respond via online reviews. Now, the worldwide launch will bring forth even further reports in less than a week; the full version will make its way to servers that go live in Australia at 00:01 A.M. Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT), according to Ubisoft.

Although The Division isn’t considered a traditional MMORPG, it was touted as an inventive game, according to IGN.

“The Division is shaping up to be one of the more inventive online games of this year.”

It’s already been anticipated that within a few days following the game’s launch, opinions will spring forth online. It is likely online video reviewers and even live feeds will be released as these players eagerly explore Manhattan in New York City and, most notably, The Dark Zone, where it’ll likely be like the Wild West. This time, the impressions will be of the full entirety of The Division, according to Ubisoft.

“We anticipate there may be some impressions posted online within the first few days of launch that were based on experiences with The Division Beta, and we look forward to seeing streams, videos, and opinions that provide accounts of final, in-game conditions.”

Ubisoft also said The Division won’t be available early for press members, as they would prefer to keep the availability running in sync with the rest of the gamers. So they will be experiencing the game at the same time as everyone else, according to Game Informer.

“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.”

However, some feedback and insight had been given about the beta version of The Division. Around 6.4 million testers got their hands on the experience, which set a record for an “all-new brand on current generation consoles.”

Game Informer gave their take with the limited amount of time provided to them during the beta and surmised that there was an attraction to certain aspects, including the Dark Zone component and the “allure” of character leveling, and left the Division game reviewer with some intrigue and an interest in exploring more when the full version comes out.

Already, Division players dug around in the game files of the beta, discovering weapons of a numerous sorts. There were also talks of another faction called The Last Man Battalion, which is thought to be based on a private company used to protect the upper-class back in the day.

So it looks like a faction has gone off in their own direction and was discovered to be a formidable challenge when a hooded high-level NPC was found to be quite powerful.

The Division digital game pre-loads will be available today, March 2, for Xbox One. Then, via Steam and Uplay tomorrow, March 3, for PC Gamers. PlayStation 4 users will have the MMORPG ready on March 6, 12:01 A.M. local time, according to Game Spot.

There will be a bundle available that includes the Xbox One with 1 terabyte of space and of a copy of the action-MMORPG game. There is also an opportunity to win an orange-and-black special edition of the themed version of this rare console, according to GameSpot.

Tom Clancy’s The Division will be released on March 8 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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