The Division 2 announced that it would be backward compatible with next-gen consoles and that a new game mode that’s set to launch with the game’s third season.
This summer, Ubisoft has battled through consistent, damning reports about the toxic work environment that has subjected multiple workers to abuse of all kinds. While they have acknowledged the internal problems outside of the presentation, the French developer has yet to include an official statement in any of their Ubisoft Forward events. Despite this, they’ve continued to reveal new information about upcoming games, updates, and DLC.
Today, during the pre-show for their Ubisoft Forward, a developer from the Division 2 team came on to announce that The Division 2 will be backward compatible with next-gen consoles. This came after the announcement of a new game mode for the service game called ‘The Summit,’ where players will climb throughout 100 floors of a massive skyscraper and take on increasingly tough combat challenges that offer increasingly attractive loot-based rewards.
The Summit is coming soon as a free update to The Division 2.
Take on a replayable challenge where agents navigate a 100-story skyscraper to take on progressively difficult foes, and earn increasingly better rewards.
Start your climb to the top on September 22.
— The Division 2 (@TheDivisionGame) September 10, 2020
While they haven’t announced a specific date for the game’s launch on next-gen consoles, it’s safe to assume that it’ll be available on the Xbox Series X and Series S as well as the PlayStation 5 when they launch this holiday. As for ‘The Summit,’ Ubisoft has slated a September 22 release date for the expansion that’s set to launch with the third season of the ‘Warlords of New York’ expansion.
Other notable announcements from today’s Ubisoft forward include the return of the long-awaited and frequently-teased Scott Pilgrim vs the World to modern consoles, the re-reveal of Immortals Fenyx Rising, formerly known as Gods and Monsters, and the reveal and subsequent blowout of their new extreme sports battle royale, Riders Republic.