The PC physical editions of The Division 2 and Far Cry New Dawn appear to be coming to India. According to listings on specialist game retailer Games The Shop, these two upcoming Ubisoft games will have PC releases on DVD for the country. This is a welcome turn of events following the publisher halting sale of physical editions of PC games after Watch Dogs 2. Far Cry New Dawn PC has a February 15 release date while The Division 2 PC has a March 15 release date. Like all recent Ubisoft PC games, expect the PC physical editions of Far Cry New Dawn and The Division 2 to work with the company's Uplay platform.
We wonder why Ubisoft would have a change of heart, bringing PC physical releases back to a country where it previously felt no need. This is, as we've been given to understand, was a part of Ubisoft's international strategy and not restricted to India as EA's move to eradicate discs for the nation a couple of years ago. Not that we're complaining. More choices for consumers to buy games is always better rather than being restricted to handful of digital-only platforms like Steam, Uplay, or the Epic Games Store.
It also begs the question: would future Ubisoft PC games be available on disc in India too? Gadgets 360 has reached out to Ubisoft for comment and will update this story if we hear from the publisher.
The Far Cry New Dawn PC DVD price is Rs. 2,499 while The Division 2 PC DVD price is Rs. 3,499. Not too bad when you consider that Far Cry New Dawn is Rs. 2,249 on Steam. Though the Epic Games Store pricing for The Division 2 is a fair bit cheaper at $42 (around Rs. 2,960).
Previously Ubisoft revealed that The Division 2 private beta will take place between February 7 and 10. The private beta is exclusive to those who have pre-ordered the game. If you pre-ordered the standard, ultimate, or gold editions on Xbox One, PS4, or on PC (on Epic Games Store), you are eligible for an invite to The Division 2 private beta. For those who did not pre-order The Division 2, Ubisoft has set up a page where you can sign up and have a chance at trying out The Division 2 private beta.
Ubisoft announced The Division 2 private beta via a new story trailer which shows us more of the setting for the game. The Division 2 is set in Washington DC, as opposed to New York where The Division was set. In The Division 2, which is a sharper, cleaner version of the first game, a deadly virus has led to the spread of an epidemic across the world.
The PC requirements for both games are as follows.
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