This month marks the 2nd year of The Division from when it first launched back in 2016. What started as a vey mediocre game with many players on forums and throughout the internet, shouting on how barebones it was. As the weeks and months went by, more expansions and free patches came to evolve the game even more.
Now, I haven’t played The Division since last year when I played it with some friends. It still back then had problems for keeping my interest in the story locked behind that much grinding and repetitive mission design.
Alright, enough with my small rant here. What I wanted to point out for you today is that the team at Massive! have come out on Ubisoft’s website and twitter to announce that a sequel to The Division is on the way. Which if I have to be honest is both a good thing as well as a bad thing.
Since we mostly all know the story of how much Bungie have screwed over their playerbase with Destiny 2 and I really wanted to play that game, but the more I watched videos, streams, even just by reading a ton of articles made me realize that it would be a mistake to jump into the game.
So what is it that Massive! wants to tell us? In a blog post on Ubisoft’s news site, they start by going into detail as what the philosophy was for the game, what is to come in the following of Year 2.
“That said, we’ve always envisioned the story in the game we launched in 2016 as the beginning chapter in a larger saga, and today we’re excited to share more info about what’s next for The Division universe.
We’re thrilled to announce that we are working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and that development will be led by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Bucharest. The Division 2 will be powered by an updated version of the Snowdrop engine that enables us to realize our ambitions for the sequel, but more importantly, we’re also taking everything we learned over the past two years and applying it towards the sequel to make sure we get it right. “
See you at E3 2018.
— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) 8. marts 2018
Now what makes this interesting for me is that they may actually make the story and therefore the way we immerse ourselves with the characters, the way the world has been set up and the different factions fighting for control over the different areas in New York. As the lore always fascinated me of The Division.
Mechanically the game did a great job of being a cover based 3rd person shooter, tied together with being an RPG as well. Yet, I will stay positive on these news as it seems a multitude of Ubisoft studios are going to work together on this. Let us just hope it doesn’t go the way Bungie went, but we will get to know more once E3 2018 arrives in June, to get more detail on what the sequel will entail.
You can read the article here, if you are interested in more.
Nevertheless, tell me what you think of these news that has arrived on our shores. Write it down in the comments.
Stay Cozy and have a nice day!