Ubisoft has decided to delay the upcoming expansions to their open-world game Tom Clancy’s The Division in order to focus on deeper gameplay issues. The RPG’s second add-on, Survival, has been moved “to a later date this year,” while the third expansion, Last Stand, will be out in 2017.
In a post made on the game’s official website, more detail went into the delay and what to expect from the game in the near future.
With Update 1.4 in the works, it has become clear with your feedback and our own observations that our priority should now be on improving the core gameplay experience. For this reason, we have made several adjustments to our development schedule: Update 1.4 will be released in October independently from Survival, and will focus entirely on bug fixing, game balancing and other improvements. Survival, the second expansion that was initially planned for release with Update 1.4 is now postponed to a later date this year. The third expansion, Last Stand, will be released in early 2017. This new schedule will not only enable us to strengthen the core experience before adding new content, but also continuously improve it by allowing for more production time to ensure the quality of future updates as well.
Update 1.4 is planning to improve on a number of issues within the game, including bug fixing, better loot droops, enemy difficulty, weapon balancing and more. The full list of intended changes can be found here, while additional information will be revealed on a live stream on September 13th.