The Division Delayed To 2016
Ubisoft has announced recently that their upcoming third person shooter, Tom Clancy’s The Division, has been further delayed once again.
Having been scheduled for a 2015 release, it was revealed in their publishers report that the game is now set for an early 2016 release. The Division, in case you missed the our 2013 E3 coverage, is a game set in a post-apocalyptic United States. A nationwide pandemic has struck the country hard, and society has collapsed following the events. As a member of the Strategic Homeland Division, it’s up to you in restore order back to the streets of New York City.
The game is currently being developed by Ubisoft Reflections and Red Storm, the main developer behind the more recent racing title, The Crew. Co-developers behind the Far Cry series have also been reported to be working on it as well. Currently operating under the new Snowdrop engine, the third person shooter is set to incorporate some role-playing aspects and online multiplayer. The Division is currently set for release on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Opinion: Whilst this news may come across as a little disappointing, it’s probably for the better. After the disastrous release of Assassins Creed Unity, Ubisoft has been on the PR offensive in a bid to win back consumer trust – even going as far as releasing free DLC to those who had already purchased the game. Hopefully with this delay, consumers will be treated with a title that is not only enjoyable to play, but one that is actually stable upon launch.