So it turns out that the highly anticipated online MMO-RPG Tom Clancy’s The Division is not going to have player trading for in-game items at launch. The news was confirmed by a Ubisoft developer speaking to Games Radar. According to the game’s associate creative director, Julian Gerighty, the game will not have a player trading feature at launch due to the “priority of different features” for the game. As a result, player trading was removed. However, for those who are not happy with the decision, there is some hope it could be incorporated into The Division later on.
Gerighty said on the lack of player trading, “It’s the reality of production. Some features make it, some features don’t.” So players won’t have the ability to trade guns with other players for day one of The Division, but it could still be added in later. Gerighty continued, “It’s something that obviously some people are very passionate about. It’ll maybe make an appearance in the future.”
Another feature that Ubisoft previously opted to drop from the game was a companion app, which affected balancing issues with player-controlled drones. Tom Clancy’s The Division is finally scheduled for its long awaited release on March 8. The game is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.