The Division, an open-world always-online MMO TPS by Ubisoft Massive set in the middle of deadly outbreak in New York, was one of the more impressive titles that took everyone by surprise when it was revealed to the world during Ubisoft’s 2013 E3 conference.
But, what exactly does Ubisoft Massive have in stored for this brand-new IP? Senior Community Developer, Antoine Emond, answers questions from curious community members about what the team behind The Division is planning with the multiplayer and the PvP experiences on a recent UbiBlog.
“The Division is an online, open world RPG experience where exploration, objectives and player progression are all essential,” writes Edmond. “You can team up with a group of friends in co-op and jump in and jump out at any time. In certain areas, you can also seamlessly engage in PvP and experience suspenseful scenarios where danger can come from anywhere and anyone.”
Speaking of the PvP experiences, fans may be interested to know that The Division’s PvP combat will be playing a huge roll, according to Edmond. He goes on to further detail, saying, “the choices you make as a Division agent can either spur a recovery or plunge the city further into chaos. The people you meet in certain areas of the game can either be your best friends or your worst enemies. So you’ll constantly be making decisions that will impact the world around you.”
Now, of course, no MMO game would be complete without some sort of clan or guild feature, which Edmond revealed the following about The Division’s clan system: “Right now we have no plans to cap the number of players who can be affiliated to any particular clan. We are also looking to have a very extensive web-based clan support system for all players in The Division. But we should have more to come around all this soon.”
Additionally, as you might of noticed during the reveal gameplay for The Division, your character features plenty of customization options, ranging from thousands of weapon types, skill combinations, gear and much more.
Although The Division was made with next-generation in mind, Ubisoft hasn’t ruled out of bringing their brand-new IP to the PC platform in the near future. Currently The Division is set to be released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, with a release date to be announced in the near future.