Does The Division 2 support cross-platform play?
What is Cross-play?
Cross-platform play is the current holy grail of gaming and would allow players to play multiplayer games with their friends regardless of the gaming platform. That means PlayStation players can play with Xbox players, and Xbox players can play with PC players and so on.
Back in the day, there were a lot of technical reasons why this was difficult, but with today's games, the only stumbling blocks are the console manufacturers and sometimes the publisher. While Sony has allowed some games, like Fortnite and Rocket League, to use its cross-play system, it's still trialing it, making sure that it doesn't affect its business in a negative way.
Microsoft, on the other hand, is all in for cross-play. It started with its Play Anywhere initiative and was embraced with games like Minecraft, Rocket League, and Fortnite. Microsoft is even looking to bring its Xbox Live platform to other consoles.
What is The Division 2?
The Division 2 is Ubisoft's sequel to the smash hit The Division. Set in a Washington D.C. that is collapsing in on itself, you are part of a crack force sent to take the streets back from the gangs and rabid people that now live there.
According to our own Russell Holly, The Division 2 is a near perfect sequel to the original and is definitely worthy of your time and money.
The most recent content in The Division 2 is the Warlords of New York expansion, which takes agents back to where it all began hunting the notorious rogue, Aaron Keener, on the streets of the Big Apple.
Stadia and PC cross-play only...for now?
The Division 2 is set to launch on Google's Stadia platform on March 17, and Ubisoft has announced that from this date players there will be able to play with, and against, players on PC.
Cross-progression alone is huge, allowing PC players, in particular, the chance to move to Stadia for on-the-go gaming without sacrificing the time they've already put into the game.
Xbox and PS4 players will be looking on with envy, but hopefully, it's only the start of a big, cross-play future for The Division 2 agents.
Xbox One X bundle
Perfect for new releases
Games of this generation are always pushing the limit of what this current crop of consoles can do. The Xbox One X has taken the Xbox to new heights of power.
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
A near perfect sequel
The Division 2 moves the franchise forward in both predictable and new and unique ways. It is a near-perfect sequence of the original game and a hell of a lot of fun to play.
The Division 2: Warlords of New York
Take the fight to Keener
In Warlords of New York, players go back to New York, the stomping ground of the first game, as they hunt down Aaron Keener. Keener has recruited four master rogue agents to his side, making for one massive expansion.
James built his first PC when he was 13 and has never looked back. He can be found on Windows Central, usually in the corner where all the 3D printers are, or huddled around the Xbox playing the latest games.
Get the best of Windows Central in in your inbox, every day!
Thank you for signing up to Windows Central. You will receive a verification email shortly.
There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.