Will The Division 2 be Xbox Play Anywhere?

The Division 2
The Division 2 (Image credit: Ubisoft)

Will The Division 2 be Xbox Play Anywhere?

Best answer: Unfortunately, The Division 2 will not be a part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program. However, the game will still be available for PC on the Epic Games Store, as well as on Ubisoft's own store.Amazon: The Division 2 ($60)Epic Games: The Division 2 ($60)

What is Xbox Play Anywhere, anyway?

Xbox Play Anywhere is a program that Microsoft began in 2016. It allows players to play their Xbox One games on both their Xbox One and their Windows 10 PC — provided the game's developers supported the program. Save data, achievements, and more are shared between the two platforms, meaning that a gamer can freely swap between playing through a title on Xbox and on PC without needing to worry about anything.

Since the program's launch, more and more games have received support for it, including heavy-hitting titles like Gears of War 4 and Cuphead. Due to this, players have been watching new games with eagle eyes, waiting to see if they, too, will be a part of Xbox Play Anywhere. One such title being watched closely is The Division 2, the sequel to the 2016 looter shooter that struggled at first but ultimately ended up achieving massive success later in its life cycle.

Now, the next game in the series is almost here, and we love what we've played so far. However, The Division 2 tragically does not support Xbox Play Anywhere, meaning that the Xbox One version of the game will only work with the console. However, it will be available on PC on the Epic Games Store, as well as through Ubisoft's own store.

Should you still get The Division 2?

The Division 2 environment

The Division 2 environment (Image credit: Ubisoft)

While the game lacks Xbox Play Anywhere support, you shouldn't overlook it because of that. Based on everything we've seen, heard, and played, The Division 2 is shaping up to be an excellent sequel to the original game, improving on its flaws while adding more of what worked the first time around. Players will once again fight together in a war-torn urban landscape, except this time they'll be headed to Washington D.C. instead of New York City.

The story will have the player take control of an agent tasked with preventing raiders, murderous fascists, and other foes from seizing control of the city, and considering Washington D.C. is where the government is seated, the stakes couldn't be higher. Players will also be able to fight each other and steal gear in the "Dark Zone," a hectic free-for-all area.

The gameplay will be, like the first game, a cover-based third-person shooter with RPG (role-playing game) elements like skills, abilities, and individual pieces of armor. There will also be a massive variety of firearms as well; everything from handguns to assault rifles to grenade launchers will be available for gamers to dish out the pain with.

The Division 2 is expected to release on March 15 of this year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and on PC through the Epic Games Store. You can also purchase the game directly through Ubisoft.

Brendan Lowry

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