While Ubisoft Massive is still heavily supporting The Division with free content and updates, that doesn’t mean the studio and the gamewill last forever. In an interview, Ubisoft Massive Managing Director David Polfedt hinted at the possibily of “The Division 2,” saying there’s a lot of space for “continuation.”
I think it’s a wonderful, wonderful brand that has so many potential stories in it. There are a lot of things that we didn’t do in The Division 1 that are interesting to look at for that brand. I definitely think there’s lots of space for continuation which is beyond just keeping The Division online. But…I can’t talk about that too much right now.
Now, before anyone jumps to conclusions, Polfedt did mention that the studio wants to keep supporting The Division, and even used dating as a comparison — no, really!
I think of [supporting the game and players] as kind of a relationship. As long as you go to another date with your gamers and you feel pretty excited about it, and they seem to be excited too, that’s not when you stop dating.
Polfedt also shared that The Division has increased its player base more and more after patch 1.4, and that the studio feels it’s their “obligation” to make The Division “awesome.”
Needless to say, let’s hope other studios take a page out of Ubisoft Massive’s book when it comes to supporting games post-launch. Released in March 2016, the studio hasn’t relented in updating the game and the community, which I hope continues to 2018.
Would you want to see The Division 2? Or should Ubisoft just continue making expansions to the game?