is a massively multiplayer online third-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft Red Storm under the Tom Clancy brand for... read more
is a massively multiplayer online third-person shooter video game developed by Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft Red Storm under the Tom Clancy brand for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Division is inspired by Operation Dark Winter and Directive 51, real-world events which "revealed how vulnerable we've [theUnited States have] become"; society has become "fragile" and "complex". In the game, a disease that spreads on Black Fridaycauses the United States to collapse in five days. The player is part of a group called the "Strategic Homeland Division (SHD)", or "The Division" for short. This group was established to combat the threat brought about by the outbreak and are given direct authority by the President of the United States to do whatever it takes to "save what remains" in a massive multiplayer online situation, putting them against AI-controlled enemies, as well as other players in the game.
The Division was originally being developed as an eighth generation consoles exclusive. However, shortly after the game's unveiling, Ubisoft released the following statement on the game's official Twitter account:[...] We are optimizing the experience for next gen consoles. However, we are not ruling out any platforms for the future.
Ubisoft however asks PC gamers to show interest in the game by signing petitions, and then they'll decide.
On August 20, 2013, Ubisoft announced that the game would be released for PC on Microsoft Windows as a result of the "vocal and passionate PC community."
On May 15, 2014, it was announced that "The Division" will be delayed to 2015, according to an anonymous source inside Ubisoft Massive studio. "The game engine works well, it's not done, but works well. The actual game development has barely started, however," said the anonymous insider. The Division uses the Snowdrop engine, which was developed exclusively for the eighth generation of consoles. On June 5, 2014 Ubisoft revealed that The Division will be showcased at E3 2014.
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