Announced at last year’s E3 Event, Tom Clancy’s The Division is a third-person shooter where you will immerse yourself in a frighteningly chaotic and devastated New York City. As a member of the Division you will fight to restore order to the chaos and join up with other players online to help you achieve this goal.
Under development at Ubisoft, The Division was originally slated to be on the release window for 2014. However it has just been announced that the release has been pushed back to sometime in 2015. Coming as no surprise to some people, there was no mention as to why the game has been delayed. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot said the publisher will share more details about the game during the E3 press events coming up in June.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is said to have an “unprecedented level of realism” and is host to an online, open-world RPG experience where exploration and player-progression are essential. The game will feature drop in/drop out cooperative gameplay, seamless PvP events and even player trading. The game will utilize the customization options that we have come to expect from games in the Tom Clancy series. There will also be a robust second screen experience for smart phones and tablets where a player will get an aerial view of the battlefield and can attack enemies or place targets over them for your allies to take advantage of in the heat of combat.
I am a casual fan of games in the Tom Clancy series but this game caught my attention when I saw the E3 gameplay from last year. I was looking forward to this title but now it looks like I will have to hold off my excitement for the time being. I can only hope that this delay is to give The Division the time and attention it deserves to make it a killer title which, if that is the case, I have no issues with Ubisoft for taking their time.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is being developed for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC platforms.