Four years after launch, The Division 2 is still being supported by Massive Entertainment with new updates and seasonal content, and it looks like it will continue to do so. As recently announced, the game’s fifth year of post-launch content will launch in early June – however, if you were hoping The Division 2 would get native releases for current-gen consoles, that probably won’t happen anytime soon.
That’s according to a recent interview with creative director Yannick Banchereau, who said that The Division 2 is unlikely to get native versions on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S because if Massive Entertainment indeed wanted to make full use of the hardware of current-gen consoles, it would have to stop supporting last-gen machines. Given that many of the loot shooter’s players are still playing on PS4 and Xbox One, this is something the developer is not prepared to do.
“That is unlikely because if we really want to make full use of those systems, since we only have one version of the game available on all platforms, making full use of those systems would mean that the game would no longer be available on the old generations,” Banchereau said. “We still have many players playing on all generations and we are not prepared to leave them behind and ask them to upgrade. Right now we are trying to make sure that every time we add something, it still runs smoothly on the old generation.”
So while The Division 2 does not have native versions on current-gen consoles, it did get an update a few years ago allowing it to support 4K and 60 FPS gameplay on PS5 and Xbox Series X.
Developer Massive Entertainment has plenty of other projects on the horizon as well, with two new major projects in the works: Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and an open-world Star Wars game.