Ubisoft Claims The Division’s Active Player Count Returned to Launch Numbers
Remember The Division? Ubisoft’s 2016 MMOTPS, “Destiny-killer” that went from wildly successful to mass exodus in the span of a month. According to publisher Ubisoft, the online-only game has seen a resurgence, returning back to “daily active users” that were there at launch following Patch 1.4.
Giving a statement to PCGamesNetwork, Vice President of live operations at Ubisoft said “Since the release of patch 1.4, we went back to the daily active users we had at launch, because people were [so impressed].” Further, “people realized we meant what we said and Ubisoft plus developers Massive put time into fixing problems identified by the community.” Ubisoft did not clarify with specific numbers, or what exactly “launch” means in the sentence.
The Division‘s 1.4 patch — released in late October — brought fairly hefty changes to the shooter including features, UI improvements, gameplay changes and much more. Also since then, Survival DLC and Update 1.5 went live for The Division also likely boosting the playerbase.
The Division launched on March 8, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.