The Division's Companion App Canceled

The app "created an imbalance."

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The companion app for Ubisoft's upcoming shooter The Division, which developer Massive Entertainment previously referred to as "really meaningful," has been canceled.

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A Massive Entertainment representative confirmed the news with IGN, saying the app was scrapped because it "created an imbalance" that negatively affected gameplay.

The Division's companion app was going to allow for simultaneous and asymmetric gameplay between a mobile device and the console/PC game.

More specifically, it would have allowed players to "seamlessly" join a game as a drone, seeing the scene from a bird's eye view, able to provide tactical support to teammates.

The Division launches in March for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. A beta for the game will launch first on Xbox One in December, before coming to other platforms later.

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