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Tom Clancy's The Division

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Action
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Massive Entertainment
Release Date: March 8, 2016

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'Tom Clancy's The Division' (ALL) Reveals New Eye Tracking Features - Trailer

by Rainier on Feb. 17, 2016 @ 3:02 a.m. PST

The Division is an online, open-world RPG where you explore the once-familiar streets and landmarks of the Big Apple, now decimated by looting and overrun by clans that will do anything to survive.

A devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City, and one by one, basic services fail. In only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The President invokes Presidential Directive 51, and The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives, these agents are trained to operate independently in order to save society. Team up with other players to investigate the source of the virus and reclaim the city from the overwhelming turmoil.

When the lights go out, their mission begins.

Fighting to prevent the fall of society, the agents will find themselves caught up in an epic conspiracy, forced to combat not only the effects of a manmade virus, but also the rising threat of those behind it.

It's not safe, whether you go to Central Park or the subway or the Statue of Liberty. Discover a persistent, online, open-world New York where exploration, combat, and RPG player-progression are essential.

In Tom Clancy’s The Division, discover a hostile and dynamic environment where exploration and player progression are essential. Not bound by a specific class, players can change their load-out at any time to fit the needs of the situation, personal playstyle preferences or to complement the choices made by up to three other specialized agents on their team.

Players can upgrade their weapons, gear and skills to fight through a city where danger can come from anywhere, anyone, and at any moment. Revealed at E3, players can enter the most dangerous part of the Big Apple in the Dark Zone, an abandoned quarantine district that provides a suspenseful multiplayer experience with emergent gameplay, unique encounters and legendary loot. Within this zone, players can collaborate with other agents or attack them to steal their hard earned loot.

Tobii's PC exclusive eye tracking features, many available for the first time in a major game title, create one of the most immersive gaming experiences ever developed and help redefine multiplayer collaboration.

“Collaboration and teamwork are at the core of Tom Clancy’s The Division. With eye tracking, we’ve been able to enhance communication bandwidth between players, giving them an additional way to signal their intent,” said Stuart White, senior producer at Red Storm Entertainment, a Ubisoft studio. “Tobii’s eye tracking implementation has taken the definition of teamwork in the game to an entirely new level and we can’t wait for gamers to experience the enhanced immersion it provides.”

The Division will be the first game ever released to feature “Enemy Tagging”, a collaborative feature that allows players to simply look at an opponent to highlight them for other allies, making non-verbal communication between players more natural and completely foregoing the need to verbally communicate the enemy’s position.

“Ubisoft is innovating the way we as humans interact with games in The Division and we’re incredibly fortunate to work with their team to develop this new benchmark in gaming,” said Oscar Werner, president of Tobii Tech. “We are still at an early stage in our long-term ambition to create a widespread adaption of eye tracking in games. Integration in a major title like The Division is an important step on this journey.”

Players with a Tobii eye tracker, including the Tobii EyeX, SteelSeries Sentry or MSI GT72 S Tobii will have access to these additional eye tracking features in The Division:

  • Aim @ Gaze: When looking at a target and pressing the aim command, the player’s scene camera will automatically center on the target, with fine adjustments made with the thumb stick or mouse.
  • Grenade @ Gaze: Just as players aim their primary weapon with Aim @ Gaze, they too can aim their trusty explosive in the same manner – look, center and engage.
  • Cover @ Gaze: “Look for cover” has a whole new meaning. Players caught in one of The Division’s wildly exciting firefights can move between cover objects simply by exploring the scene with their eyes. When looking for new sanctuary, available cover objects are highlighted when the player’s gaze runs across them, allowing players to run for cover with a simple command.
  • Enemy Tagging: The feature makes exploration more realistic as players scan their environment for threats, tying their vision and their character’s together. As mentioned above, players need only look at an enemy to tag and track them for other teammates.
  • Collaborative Targeting: Once an enemy is tagged with Enemy Tagging, the real assault begins. Use collaborative targeting to simplify communication amongst your team and highlight a common enemy to engage together.
  • Extended View: Use your eyes to manipulate and control the in-game camera, providing an “Infinite Screen” experience. For example, as the player looks to the left of screen, the scene camera will auto-pan to the left intuitively and in harmony with the player.
  • EyeX Marks the Spot: Items and locations on the mega map can easily be highlighted and selected when the player looks at them, enhancing the map’s ease of use.
  • Clean UI: Players get more screen real estate and a completely unobstructed view of the action, making gamers feel as if they are physically there. Here, contextually activated UI elements like mini-map, ammunition and health are hidden until a player looks at a specific part of the screen. With less distractions on screen players are able to better focus on completing their primary objective.

Key Features:

  • Welcome to a new generation experience in a persistent and dynamic environment, where exploration and player- progression are essential. Teaming up with other Division agents, your mission is to restore order, investigate the source of the virus and to Take Back New York.
  • Enter a universe where the time of day and weather conditions deeply impact your gaming experience. Use the environment to a strategic advantage to dominate fights and ambush your enemies. Utilize your gas mask to provide protection from the virus and upgrade it to enter the most highly contaminated areas.
  • New York City is being overrun by hostile groups that are trying to take advantage of the crisis. One such group is The Cleaners, who travel throughout the city wherever the contagion levels rise. Wearing hazmat suits and wielding flamethrowers, the Cleaners leave nothing but ash in their wake.
  • Trained to act independently from any chain of command, Agents are autonomous and adaptive, working alone or in small groups. They are the last line of defense, activated when all else fails to save what remains.
  • As a member of The Division, harness state-of-the-art technology: both networked and prototyped. Loot fallen enemies and upgrade your gear. Customize your character and your back-pack, your lifeline in the event of a collapse, and communicate with the other agents at all times with your smart watch. Customize and level up your weapons. The choices you make will help forge a recovery or plunge the city deeper into chaos.
  • Choose and upgrade your skills smartly and synergize with your team mates to increase your chances of winning in combat. Use the ECHO skill, a data collection tool that renders moments frozen in time, to learn valuable information about your immediate environment, find hidden loot, and help you to uncover the truth behind the pandemic.
  • Seamlessly team up with friends to take down your enemies and achieve group objectives. Raise the security and morale levels of the surviving citizens of New York to unlock and secure bases of operations. Fight through a city where danger can come from anywhere and anyone, at any moment.
  • On your tablet, join your friends in real-time gameplay. The app gives you a bird’s eye view of the battlefield, the ability to aid your allies in combat by attacking enemies or identifying targets and raining destruction down on your enemies.
  • Powered by the fully new gen Snowdrop engine, Tom Clancy's The Division sets a new bar in video game realism and open- world rendering. Experience a chaotic and devastated New York like you’ve never seen it before.

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