The Division is a new upcoming game by Ubisoft in the Tom Clancy’s series. The game is a third person action adventure multiplayer game based in New York. As of right now, the game will be released at March 8, 2016.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is bases in New York during a massive crisis in which there has been a virus released in the city which has not only killed a lot of people, it also scared pretty much all the other civilians away. In the game it is your goal with The Division group to find out where this virus has come from and how to fix it. On the way you have to find against quite a lot of enemy factions and you should always be aware of other team members betraying you.
The Division has a fully customizable gear, weapon and skill system. The developers did not want to add a class system so that you have more possibilities to customize your skills the way you want them. Because of this I am a little afraid there will be just a couple of skill-sets that are just way more powerful than the rest but we will see.
During the E3 2013 conference Ubisoft officially announced Tom Clancy’s: The Division and the game would be released this year, 2015. As stated already, the game has been pushed back to March 8, 2016 so we will see if they can make that date as this is already two years later than the initial planned release date. I do think that March 8 will be the final release date as Ubisoft is having a The Division closed beta later this year in which you can enroll. I think this is a very smart move as it does give the developers a little more pressure, makes the fans happy and gives them more feedback about the game and on how they can improve it.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is a Role-Play game with a lot of MMO aspects although the developers explicitly tell that it is not a real MMO. From what I have seen of the game till now the gameplay and shooting mechanics seem very smooth and seamless. The graphics of the game are gorgeous. I just hope that this will not be another “Watch Dogs” case in which they dramatically reduce the graphics because their optimizations were not good enough to run on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with the requested resolutions.
I hope this will finally be a new Good game from Ubisoft as most of their latest games were just awfully optimized and sometimes even unplayable though I am still a little skeptical. Personally I can’t wait for the beta to start so we can all get a preview of what we can expect of the game. I just hope they do not use the typical “it is still in beta” excuse for every bug, small or big, we find.