Earlier this week Ubisoft announced the development of a brand new game set within the popular Tom Clancy universe: Tom Clancy’s The Division, a ground-breaking, open-world tactical shooter with RPG elements set to release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The Division is based around a real-life terrorist attack simulation codenamed Dark Winter, a mock scenario used by the US Government to test how vulnerable its cities has become to viral outbreaks and biological attacks. Taking place three weeks after such an attack where a plague was released on Black Friday, thus enabling it to rapidly spread through the handling of money, the streets of New York have now fallen to ruin as services failed, power was cut and gangs of looters fight to the death in order to survive.
Enter fictional legislation Directive 51, a top secret project in place for this situation, where a series of independent units of self-supporting tactical agents are activated and tasked with restoring order to their crumbling world. These agents lead seemingly normal lives among us but when the lights go out, their mission begins. Check out the exclusive E3 gameplay footage from Ubisoft below:
Fredrik Rundqvist, executive producer at Ubisoft says:
Tom Clancy’s The Division looks like it could be a massive hit. From what I’ve seen, the game looks and sounds phenomenal. I can’t wait to see what Ubisoft will produce content wise as the game develops. The story-line sounds really interesting and has many different ways it could go. I hope Ubisoft will toy with that idea and make it so the player can choose certain paths to take during the game. With the world being so open as well, there’s potential for the player to be able to choose what missions they do as they travel through the different parts of New York. I’d really like The Division to put an emphasis on the scenario that you’re in and the disaster that’s happened. To really push the fact that you’re an independent secret agent looking for answers in the wasteland called New York.
The Division is set for a 2014 release on next-gen consoles. We’ll bring you all the news as we get it but until then, for more information, visit www.thedivisiongame.com