The Division Allows Consoles to Optimize Visuals to Improve Frame Rate

A developer working on The Division suggested that console gamers will be able to customize game visuals to improve frame rate.

“You can disable certain lighting aspects to improve frame rates in the console versions,” said a Ubisoft developer in a preview from Team Epiphany.

Optimization is synonymous in PC gaming, but it is still quite new in consoles. We have seen this before in InFamous: Second Son where players could choose to lock or unlock frame rate caps.

“One good thing about The Division is we’ve always considered the PC as a separate platform,” the developer went on to say. “We do have to keep it in check with the consoles; it would be kind of unfair to push it so far away from them. But it’s been good having a dedicated PC build for this game.”

“I’m really happy that we’re pushing the PC build as much as we are; there’s a lot more customized options than the console.”

Some of the graphical settings console players can change include chromatic aberration and the ability to sharpen images. Also, a slider within the settings menu can impact the amount of anti-aliasing that’s present.

However, don’t expect consoles to have comprehensive control over graphical options any time soon, but this is a step in the right direction.

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