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Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division

PC | PlayStation 4 | Xbox One
Genre: Action
Developer: Massive Entertainment Official Site: http://tomclancy-thedivision...
Publisher: Ubisoft Classification: MA15+
Release Date:
March 2016
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 02:13pm 16/06/15 | 0 Comments
While we're frantically newsing all of the E3 announcements and trailers, it turns out we have writers on the ground over at the event as well, including long-time contributor and OPSM Australia editor Adam "Grizz" Mathew who took to the long-gestating Tom Clancy's The Division for us at a special pre-E3 Ubisoft event.

Here's a slice of Adam's experience with the game:
With my primary objective complete, I decided to help my three-man team achieve a secondary one: climb into one of the newly announced Dark Zones. In layman's terms, they're areas of this festering Big Apple where the military has abandoned some of its best equipment, a fact known not just by the tougher AI psychos in this world, but also the other player-controlled teams eyeing us warily over the top of their TV screens. When this PvE level culminates into a boss fight, we're told our instances will fold into a singular Co-op/PvP session where we'll be given "the option to work with each other" for epic loot. Something tells me that's not gonna happen.
Click here for his full The Division experience.
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 02:47pm 13/05/15 | 0 Comments
In a move that is uncharacteristically Ubisoft in its execution (because hey, nothing can stop the Assassin's flowing), comes word that the perpetually hyped Tom Clancy's The Division has been pushed back to 2016. The ambitious multiplayer post-apocalyptic survival game, which first made its debut at E3 2013, is now set for release within the first three months of 2016.

Announced via the game's official site, the team behind the game expect to once again show off what they've been working on at E3 next month.
We have decided to release the game on Xbox One, PS4 and PC during the first quarter of calendar year 2016.

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!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014
Post by Dan @ 08:50am 10/06/14 | 3 Comments
Following on from the earlier new gameplay segment shown during Microsoft's Xbox Media Briefing, at its own E3 2014 press conference, Ubisoft today also revealed a new cinematic trailer for Tom Clancy's The Division.
Tragedy has come to New York City. It's hard to see something you love destroy itself and fall apart. But someone needs to be there to pick it up, to push back. Your purpose lies amongst all of this pain. You will have to fight, to save, to put it all back together. You are the hope of New York City.

Witness the beginning of the devastating outbreak that brought New York to ruin. Things look bleak, but we haven't lost yet. There's still time to protect those that remain and bring order to a destroyed world.
Tom Clancy's The Division will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime during 2015.

Post by Eorl @ 04:24am 10/06/14 | 1 Comments
A new gameplay trailer has been revealed for Massive's Tom Clancy's The Division, showing us once again how pretty Ubisoft's SnowDrop Engine can be, and also pointing out that again Microsoft's Xbox One platform will be gaining DLC ahead of the herd.

Featuring some lengthy co-op player interactions, the gameplay trailer below will give you an idea on just how you'll roam around the disaster-struck New York City taking on specific missions. Alongside combat gameplay, the trailer also shows us that players will be able to recreate scenes moments before the downfall of New York, all in 3D projector-style formation.

Tom Clancy's The Division will be coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC sometime during 2015.

Friday, 16 May 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:36am 16/05/14 | 1 Comments
Ubisoft has today announced in a post on the game's official website that Tom Clancy's The Division has been delayed into 2015.

The title — in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC — was announced during Ubisoft's press conference at E3 2013. The third-person shooter is being built in the Snowdrop engine, a new engine built by Ubisoft to power next-generation games that wowed audiences with its rather visually stunning appeal.

"Working on The Division is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us at Massive, Reflections, and Red Storm Entertainment," reads the post from the development team. "We are creating something we are really proud of and we don't want to compromise on quality. We are going to release the game when it's ready."

Hopefully we'll hear more on the title come E3 2014 next month.
Thursday, 10 April 2014
Post by Eorl @ 09:50am 10/04/14 | 0 Comments
Ubisoft will be increasing its work fold even more for the online persistent shooter Tom Clancy's The Division. The publisher has announced that Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six developer Red Storm has been added to Ubisoft Massive’s project.

It is unclear at this time exactly what Red Storm will be handling for The Division, however Ubisoft has disclosed that among the responsibilities are design of and artwork for weapons. With past work being done on Tom Clancy titles, the choice of developer definitely seems like a smart move, especially in regards to weapon authenticity. To help with that realism, the North Carolina studio has an entire team devoted to the subject focused on creating authentic arms, vehicles, and more. Three artists are currently assigned to that task for the Division.

The choice makes some rather valid sense when you take into fact that Red Storm has relationships with a number of arms manufacturers and even access to real firearms. Ubisoft reports that extensive photography and on-location audio are part of what go into Red Storm’s process of making its military titles feel authentic. Of course, authenticity is one thing, you also need to make sure that the gameplay is fun when it comes to weapons, and that is something Red Storm are deeply focused on.
“One of the huge benefits that we have is our connections with local military,” Sturtzel says. Not only does Red Storm have an in-house authenticity department, but the studio also has strong relationships with regional manufacturers, distributors and suppliers, meaning they’re able to get their hands on actual weapons. “We’ve had manufacturers come in and literally disassemble the entire weapon all the way down to the nuts and bolts, and our guys are taking hi-res photos of those things. We probably have unparalleled access to these types of things because of our authenticity department and their focus on relationships. We’re not ever gonna let the cat out of the bag on some of the relationships we have!” It all translates to tens of thousands of photos, terabytes of data – and, as Cragg promises, “the most accurate weapons of any videogame.”
Red Storm marks the second additional studio announced for The Division, with Ubisoft Reflection's added back in February 2014 to help development. Check out the full blog post on the recent acquisition to get a deeper understanding of the weapon stance that Ubisoft are taking with this rather intriguing title.

The Division is still scheduled for a release sometime in 2014 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Thursday, 23 January 2014
Post by Dan @ 04:18pm 23/01/14 | 16 Comments
Three new screenshots from Tom Clancy's The Division have found their way online (thanks Neogaf, via VG247), presenting more impressive stills from the post-apocalyptic open world multiplayer title in the works at World in Conflict developer Ubisoft Massive.

Although the schedule from Ubi still lists the game as arriving in 2014, VG247 notes that recent rumours have suggested a delay into 2015 is likely for the perhaps overly ambitious title.

Tom Clancy's The Division was originally in development for only PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360, however PC has also now been promised, following a "vocal and passionate" response from the PC community.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013
Post by Eorl @ 08:23pm 20/08/13 | 6 Comments
After a number of rallying calls to bring their recently revealed third-person shooter Tom Clancy's The Division to PC, developer Massive Entertainment has today revealed the good news that the next-gen title will see a release on PC.
You asked for it (at least judging from the hundreds of comments on this UbiBlog post when the game was first revealed – and the thousands of comments on Facebook, Twitter and elsewhere). And now Ubisoft is delivering. Today, Ubisoft confirmed that along with the previously announced PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, Tom Clancy’s The Division will be available on PC as well.
“Since E3 we have been carefully listening to what has been said on the internet,” revealed Executive Producer Fredrik Rundqvist on a recent Ubisoft blog post. “I can’t stress enough how important it has been for us to feel your support, interest and commitment to the game. Your opinions matter to us. The positive energy you bring back to the team will help us create the best game possible. One of the most frequently discussed topics has been that of releasing The Division on PC. With that in mind, I’m very pleased to announce that the game will be available on PC. Massive Entertainment has its roots in PC development with titles like Ground Control and World in Conflict. You can be certain that we will provide you with a first-rate PC experience.”

No release date has yet been given for Tom Clancy's The Division, but for now PC enthusiasts will have one more game to add to their wishlist. Find the announcement video below alongside a new trailer showing off the companion side of gameplay.

Thursday, 13 June 2013
Post by Eorl @ 10:02am 13/06/13 | 9 Comments
Developer Massive Entertainment has not ruled out future plans for other platforms for their upcoming third-person online open-world title Tom Clancy's The Division, according to a post on their Twitter, giving hope to PC players.

In response to the question "will there be a PC version?", Massive revealed that while the focus is currently on the next-gen PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles, the devs "are not ruling out any platforms for the future." Whether this means a PC version could be announced alongside the console platforms is unknown, but it does give us hope for the interesting title that sees a blend of survival and action in a city ravaged by a pandemic.

Ubisoft revealed the title at their E3 2013 press conference with a very interesting gameplay piece, which you can check out below. Taking place in a crumbling plague-infested New York city, players will be able to join squad-like groups to help complete what looked to be quest-like objectives as they stay alive against other players in somewhat DayZ like PvP.

No release date has yet been given for Tom Clancy's The Division, but hopefully it is sooner rather than later.