Tom Clancy’s The Division is an upcoming open world third-person shooter role-playing video game with survival elements developed by Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft Red Storm under the Tom Clancy brand for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was announced during Ubisoft‘s E3 2013 press conference, together with a seven minute gameplay demo and is set to release in 2015.
The Division is inspired by Operation Dark Winter and Directive 51, real-world events which “revealed how vulnerable we’ve become”; society has become “fragile” and “complex”. In the game, a disease that spreads onBlack Friday causes the United States to collapse in five days. This disease spread because of germs on banknotes.The player is part of a group called the “Strategic Homeland Division (SHD)”, or “The Division” for short. This group was established to combat the threat brought about by the outbreak and are given direct authority by the President of the United States to do whatever it takes to “save what remains” in a massive multiplayer online situation, putting them against AI-controlled enemies, as well as other players in the game.
The Division was originally being developed as an eighth generation consoles exclusive. Shortly after the game’s unveiling, Ubisoft stated that other platforms were not ruled out.Ubisoft asked PC gamers to show interest in the game by signing petitions, and then they would decide.
During E3 2013, Ubisoft announced that players can play the game on tablets. Players will be able to join in the game as a drone to offer tactical support for players playing on PC and consoles.On August 20, 2013, Ubisoft announced that the game would be released for PC on Microsoft Windows as a result of the “vocal and passionate PC community.”
Tom Clancy's the Division - you can see Brooklyn Bridge on the picture - there was some talks about how much exactly The Division is close to reality
In may 2014 it was announced that The Division will be delayed to 2015, according to an anonymous source inside Ubisoft Massive studio. “The game engine works well, it’s not done, but works well. The actual game development has barely started, however,” said the anonymous insider. The Division uses the Snowdrop engine, which was developed exclusively for the eighth generation of consoles. On June 5, 2014 Ubisoft revealed that The Division would be showcased at E3 2014.
- developer:UBISOFT Montreal
- date of release:TBA 2015