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'Tom Clancy's the Division' Release Date, Beta Plans, Features Update: Received 'Mature' Rating Because of Bloody Combat, Realistic Gunfire

( [email protected] ) Jan 07, 2016 02:12 PM EST
"Tom Clancy's The Division" has been exciting fans ever since it was revealed in Ubisoft's E3 press conference nearly two years ago, in Jun 2013. Now that it has a confirmed release date in March 8 this year, fans could not wait to hear about the beta version, which can go live anytime
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"Tom Clancy's The Division" has been exciting fans ever since it was revealed at Ubisoft's E3 press conference nearly two years ago, in Jun 2013. Now that it has a confirmed release date on March 8 this year, fans could not wait to hear about the beta version, which can go live anytime.

Ubisoft is yet to reveal when it will release the closed beta version of the game live. Beta plans were already announced before 2015 ended, wherein the company said fans can expect it around early 2016. Here is a roundup of what to expect from the upcoming game. 

The Division will be released for multiple consoles - the PC, PS4, and the XBOX One. There are currently three ways to get a beta key: pre-order, register on the official site, or follow the Facebook page and Twitter account of "The Division." Following these social media accounts can make fans know if there are code giveaways. 

Fans can expect the game to be quite similar to another one called the "Destiny," according to Lazygamer.Net. It is, therefore, to be as famous as "Destiny." However, fans can expect the game to have its personality and identity, as Ubisoft's Martin Hultberg already told Games TM. "The Division is based on a real threat, a clear and present danger to our society," he said. 

The game is said to be extra dark and thrilling. Tensions and risks are high, but so are the rewards. The setup allows you a seamless transition between solo, co-op and player versus player, which means no lobbies or menus - it is just one unbroken experience once you start the game. The world consists of areas that facilitate these different ways of playing, and you will know, and choose, when you make the transition from one to another," Hultberg said. 

With this, it comes as no surprise that the game has been rated by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) as "Mature". The Board also released the reasons for the rating. One justification given was the game featured some hostages being stabbed and even being shot in the head - which are stuff only "mature" gamers can certainly handle! 

The ESRB's statement also explained, and probably gave some teasers as to what fans can expect from the game, that the combat taking place in the game is "realistic." There would be "gunfire, screams of pain, and large splashes of blood." There will also be a horde of swear words while playing. 

Tags : Tom Clancy, the division, esrb, video games, Destiny