Xbox has the rights to The Division’s DLC exclusivity

Two out of three ain’t bad

The past several years have seen the two biggest platform-holders, Sony and Microsoft, competing for rights to the most popular games’ post-launch content. Call of Duty has always been the most alluring draw, and it recently switched from Xbox to PS4 timed-exclusivity. Destiny is another notable example, as Activision and Bungie also sided with Sony.

Microsoft isn’t getting shut out, however. Just today, Ubisoft announced that the first two Division add-ons will be Xbox exclusives for 30 days. Underground and Survival are scheduled for later in the summer; whenever they’re set for release, tack on one month to get the PC and PS4 dates. The final DLC pack, Last Stand, arrives this winter to a simultaneous launch across all platforms.

Timed-exclusivity is never the most consumer-friendly route, but it’s a reality of video game business in 2016. At least this example won’t prevent people from enjoying a game, like was the case with Rise of the Tomb Raider. It just holds their DLC back for a while, which feels like a wholly less egregious offense.

If you’re committed to getting The Division, but are unsure of the platform you want it on, maybe this news will nudge you in a certain direction. Maybe, just maybe, it’ll inspire you to pick up an Xbox One. After all, that’s the reason Microsoft plunked down cash to make this deal happen.

The Division Post-Launch Content – Xbox One Exclusivity Details [UbiBlog]

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