French publisher Ubisoft announced last week in a blog post that Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 would be within the line-up of reveals and announcements at 2018’s E3 in Los Angeles.
The game is a follow up to 2016’s release of Tom Clancy’s The Division, which was marketed and showcased as a third-person oriented shooter with MMO and RPG elements.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Ubisoft would decide to continue with the title – at the moment of writing, The Division has a solid 6,657 players on Steam, with a 24 Hour peak of 9,984 players, being the 53rd most played game on Steam.
The blog post states that the project will be ‘Spearheaded by… …. Massive Entertainment’, just as the first in the series was.
It is unclear at this point if the Division 2 will be continuing the narrative or elements of the first game, however Massive Entertainment has confirmed that The Division will continue to be supported over the next year – in a blog post, Massive Entertainment stated ‘We are going to continue supporting the game as players look forward to the following timeline of content’.
With this, Ubisoft outlined that The Division would be receiving Updates and Community events over the course of the next 7 months up until September. You can check out the full post here.
It has also been confirmed that The Division 2 will be a multi-studio effort, with Red Storm, Reflections and Annecy assisting in the development of the title.
The announcement of The Division 2 comes at the same time as Activision’s announcement of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Or IIII), another shooter which will be showcased at the E3 expo in June.
Considering the support The Division will receive up until September, it appears to be a likely analysis that The Division 2 will be a late 2018 release, typically between late October and Early November – no release date has been confirmed as of yet.
This years E3 will kick off on the 12th of June and go until the 14th of June.