What’s the best borough of New York City? If you said Queens, Brooklyn, or the Bronx (no one ever says Staten Island), you’re going to be a wee bit disappointed when The Division launches in March. The game is taking place solely in midtown Manhattan at first; creative director Magnus Jansen explained that, “With the level of detail we have, doing midtown Manhattan is a huge open-world experience and more than enough to sink your teeth into.”
Of course, if you like midtown, it’s not an issue. And and you can take heart in knowing that the game’s PC version isn’t just a simple port; the graphics options have been uncovered and include unlocked framerates, depth of field, volumetric fog, all of the good stuff. Yes, you might be stuck in a single borough, but at least it can look very pretty. In a post-cataclysmic environment sort of way, we suppose.