Tom Clancy’s “The Division” Announced

Written by Mat Jones

June 11, 2013 // 12 a.m.

Tags: #the-division #tom-clancy #ubisoft

Ubisoft has revealed Tom Clancy's The Division, a totally new third-person post-pandemic tactical shooter.

Closing out Ubisoft’s Press conference at E3, the reveal of Tom Clancy’s The Division was one of the few stellar moments in the presentation.

The game asks serious questions about governmental infrastructure falling apart in the wake of a pandemic, sending New York into chaos. The only way the world can be put right is with the help of a crack team of special agents: the eponymous Division.

The demo shown saw a small team attempting to infiltrate a police station overrun by outlaws. After the police station is cleared of enemies the team calls for extraction and are beset by other player characters attempting to attack them. This speaks of a massive persistent world with separate factions.

It’s unclear how much of the gameplay will function in a single player mode as seemingly it is highly necessary to remain online and partner up with friends to take on objectives. Interestingly, though console players are limited to using controllers, the demo showed a drone being controlled by a character using a tablet device, suggesting a bringing together of console and casual play.

The demo also showed a very nifty map interface that shows a virtual city projected on to the world surrounding the player. This is opened via the inventory menu which is shown asa very funky hologram-type interface surrounding the players wrist.

The Division will be coming to Xbox One and Playstation 4.


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