Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate may be catching everyone’s eye following its official revealing earlier today, but such is the monumental size of Ubisoft that the French publisher also has another triple-A incubating in development: Tom Clancy’s The Division.
A post-apocalyptic, third-person shooter by trade, Ubisoft had initially slated The Division for a release later this year, though today brings word that the title is now on course for a release in the early stages of 2016. That’s according to the company’s financial reports, which state that the shooter will launch during Q1, 2016 – within the first three months of next year and before March 31, essentially.
All of us at Massive, Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Annecy want to ensure the game not only meets our high expectations but also those of our fans and players alike. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and can’t wait to show you more next month at E3!
Set against the bleak backdrop of a post-pandemic New York, The Division has been described as an ambitious, survival-based title that takes place across a persistent open-world. In truth, not much is known about the game’s modes and various mechanics, though we expect that Ubisoft’s new IP will have us ravaging for supplies and competing for territory in a vicious, dog-eat-dog world.
We’ll have all of the coverage from The Division‘s appearance at E3 2015, a time when Ubisoft will surely serve up a better look at this most intriguing of online shooters. As always, we’ll keep you posted when we learn more.