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[UPDATE] Ubisoft Announce The Division 2, Full Reveal At E3

But the first game isn't done just yet.

UPDATE: Ubisoft have officially confirmed the game via a livestream on Twitch. They didn’t add much to details we already knew from the leak, but it does appear that some progress from the first game will carry through to the sequel.

Original story below.

With the hype and long build up to The Division’s release, it’s no surprise that the game is getting a sequel. Ubisoft have announced that The Division 2 is under development at Massive Entertainment, who are heading up a huge collaborative effort with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai.

Over 20 million people had played the game by the time it celebrated its second anniversary last week, but it had its fair share of growing pains. It struggled with player retention, the paid expansion packs failed to live up to expectations, and Massive grappled with finding the right balance for PvP and endgame progression. However, they’ve continued to work at the game and it is now generally regarded as being a well rounded experience thanks to the way Massive have adapted to the feedback of the community. The Division 2 will hopefully take all of that good work and build upon it, and it will be running on an enhanced version of the Snowdrop Engine.

We’ll have to wait until E3 in June this year to see the first glimpse of this game – or about a week before, if you assume that it’s going leak like almost every major E3 reveal – but while the bulk of the team is moving to the new game, work is continuing on the original.

Two more major updates are due this year, bringing two new Global Events, more Legendary difficulty missions and Xbox One X enhancements with 4K support. In June you’ll also be able to earn Crests which will unlock rewards in the sequel.

Source: 4-traders

  1. tactical20
    Since: May 2010

    I wish it was a better single player experience. I know it’s supposed to be ‘better’ multiplayer, but I don’t have Playstation Plus (never have), and growing up with no brothers or sisters, gaming has pretty much always been a solo pastime for me.

    I managed to get about 6 hours in, but then it just became too hard on my own.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2018 at 16:02.
  2. leeroye
    Since: May 2012

    Have they really fixed the MP though, if so it took them long enough. I packed it in after it became repetitive in PvE. Me and a few friends tried the dark zone but were constantly getting killed by overpowered people you could hardly put a dent in.

    Just because they may have sorted Division 1 now (2 years after release) does not mean Division 2 will not be a complete mess too. See destiny 2 for a perfect example.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2018 at 16:59.
  3. Andrewww
    Since: Jan 2010

    Glad to hear, I liked the first game, and it came up with some new, inventive concepts, like the Dark Zone.
    I had a blast quite early on, so I can’t really confirm it had so many problems at launch. I even got the season pass, which I rarely do, but then never went back to it to try all that content. I always wanted to go back to it at some point, though.

    Comment posted on 08/03/2018 at 20:14.
  4. The Lone Steven
    Never heard of him.
    Since: May 2010

    Oh? OHH that. I always forget that The Division is a thing. Oh, Ubisoft. Make a far more compelling, exciting game next time. I mean, yeah, the Division isn’t exacty memorable. Also, is there enough Ubisofts or do they really need more? Why not Ubisoft middle earth, Ubisoft Azgard, Ubisoft Hell and Ubisoft Konami edition?

    Comment posted on 09/03/2018 at 09:39.