The Division Retail vs. Beta Build Screenshot Comparison Shows Improved Textures And Lighting

Tom Clancy’s The Division is out today for the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Ubisoft also held a short open beta of the game before its launch and it is interesting to see the difference between the beta version of the game and the retail version.

While the core visuals remain the same for the most part, offering native 1080p on the Xbox One, the textures have received a slight boost in quality, atleast in locations which had some low quality textures in the open beta.

It appears that the textures on Xbox One now match the quality seen in the PS4 beta of the game. The comparison below is between beta version on PS4 and Xbox One versus the retail version on Xbox One. Check out the screenshot comparison below.

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There isn’t much to distinguish here. Majority of the graphical features appear to same for the most part. The improvements are noticeable mainly for the lighting and textures. The day 1 patch apparently adds global illumination for some of the light sources and also adds several improvements to the game’s visuals. You can read the full day 1 patch notes from here.

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We are currently working on a proper comparison between the PS4 and Xbox One for the retail version of the game.

Tom Clancy’s The Division is available now for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Danial Arshad Khan

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