The Division’s Mobile Companion App is Now Cancelled; Developers Say Features “Created an Imbalance” in Gameplay
After appearing in multiple E3 conferences including this past week’s E3 2015, Ubisoft once again showed its ambitious shooter-RPG hybrid The Division alongside its newly-unveiled March release, though one heavily-touted feature of the game from its original announcement is no longer coming.
Developer Ubisoft Massive mentioned in a statement to IGN that the mobile companion app originally announced for The Division has now been cancelled.
Originally announced with the game’s reveal at E3 2013, the mobile companion app for The Division would allow players with a tablet or mobile device to interact in gameplay sessions, whether it would be to release drones to aid players or use other tools to impede progress for others.
However, Ubisoft Massive detailed in its statement that the mobile companion app for the title has been cancelled, with the developer citing that the app “created an imbalance” compared to the gameplay goals for its title, coming after Ubisoft confirmed that no mobile app features will be integrated into the upcoming Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, as well.
The Division will release for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8th, 2016.