Ubisoft’s new The Division recreation isn’t even out but, because it’s nonetheless in beta testing and gained’t launch formally till 2024. However after making an attempt the beta, I already need one function from the upcoming recreation to develop into normal in each online game I play sooner or later.
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For the previous couple of days, I’ve been enjoying the beta for Ubisoft’s upcoming cell looter shooter, The Division Resurgence. As a fan of the earlier video games, I used to be curious to see if the wonderful cover-based shooter motion was nonetheless enjoyable on a cellphone. Seems, it largely is, with fight in Resurgence feeling acquainted to The Division 2’s albeit with some modifications that make it extra playable on a touchscreen gadget. However the factor I beloved probably the most about this new Division recreation is the power to fast-forward cutscenes with the contact of a finger.
Earlier than we go any additional: Sure, I do know Ubisoft didn’t invent the idea of fast-forwarding cutscenes. Some JRPGs have included related options, or allow you to do that after beating the sport as soon as. However quick forwarding remains to be so hardly ever seen in video games in 2023 that its inclusion in Division Resurgence was a pleasant shock, that not solely bears mentioning however prompts me to ask: Why isn’t this normal in most video games?
An exquisite shock
I truly found the power to fast-forward cutscenes in The Division Resurgence accidentally. Throughout an extended cutscene early within the recreation’s introduction sequence, I touched the display screen to wipe away a smudge and immediately the cutscene began enjoying twice as rapidly.
Since that second, I’ve been using Resurgence’s fast-forward function very often. If a cutscene features a scene of somebody strolling round silently, I faucet the display screen for just a few seconds and buzz by it. If a personality begins blabbering on a few mission that I already perceive, I faucet the display screen and velocity issues up for just a few seconds. It’s very humorous to hurry up dialogue, as they begin sounding a bit like Alvin and the Chipmunks. You may as well faucet it randomly to type of remix cutscenes, too. I’ve…in all probability been having an excessive amount of enjoyable with this minor function.
After all, you can even skip cutscenes fully in The Division Resurgence, identical to most video games in 2023 allow you to. However I normally don’t need to skip a cutscene fully, even when drags or characters begin occurring about one thing that has been completely lined already. You by no means know when a brand new little bit of lore may drop, or a personality may reveal extra about who they’re, and many others. However with the ability to simply and selectively velocity by components of cutscenes has been a godsend in Resurgence. It’s additionally a sensible function to incorporate in a cell recreation, as you by no means know if the individual enjoying may have to wrap up rapidly to catch a bus or no matter.
So yeah, Ubisoft, you’ve spoiled me. I would like this fast-forward possibility in each online game you make sooner or later. I positively need it in The Division three and The Division Heartland, not less than. Now that I’ve had a style, I don’t need to return.