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The Division 2 Announced

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A new The Division? While some might think of it as a no-brainer, for a long while the future of this new third-person cover-shooter RPG with the Tom Clancy name is in limbo as developer Massive Entertainment embarks on a long project of producing games for the many Avatar movies coming in the future. Updates of new content were slowing down by The Division’s second year, signalling that the developers may not be interested to keep the live game as alive as its contemporaries like Destiny.

But worry not, agents. Ubisoft has announced in advance that The Division 2 is real with more to be revealed at E3 in June 2018. Ubisoft Massive is still the main developer, with support coming from Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Bucharest.

The Snowdrop engine built for The Division will be enhanced for the sequel, and players who have committed to the first game will earn special rewards when the sequel arrives in the form of a new achievement type, Shields.

With games like Monster Hunter: World finding huge success with its live MMO-ish structure, there’s still an opportunity for The Division 2 to deliver. The Division’s main pitfalls were how the RPG numbers were not in tune to what players expected, which resulted in massive reworks on several systems throughout its lifetime. Hopefully Massive is more experienced with marrying RPG elements in a world grounded with realistic weapons and abilities this time around.