Generating considerable buzz with a surprise announcement at E3, 2014 action game "The Division" also boasts a companion app, allowing players to pop into its crisis-stricken world on their tablets.
'The Division' tablet app
Announced for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and with PC players already petitioning Ubisoft for a native version, even the debut trailer for "The Division" sported tablet integration, and publisher Ubisoft goes into more detail in a blog posting.
"Our companion gaming is real-time simultaneous gameplay on the tablet," said game director Ryan Barnard.
"You will be able to play as a drone and join a group, just as if you're another player. You have your own persistence within the drone and have progression and skills and talents, a lot like the main game. So it's not just a fluffy armory or an application."
The tablet player's drone could "serve as an eye in the sky -- spotting and tagging hard-to-see foes," help and heal allies, "increasing their offensive damage" while targeting enemies and "decreasing their shields," with a missile strike available to steadfast drone pilots, elaborated the Ubisoft post.
Like Ubisoft, Electronic Arts also showcased a spot of tablet integration during its E3 stage show, with "Battlefield 4" the recipient of a studio boss's taps and tactics.