Rumor: The Division Developer Said to Be Working on a Battle Royale Project

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With the success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite, it’s not surprising that more and more developers are jumping into the battle royale bandwagon. Well, if rumors are true, then it seems a Ubisoft battle royale game might be making its way out soon.

According to GameReactor’s anonymous sources, Ubisoft Massive, who’s currently developing The Division 2, is currently working on a battle royale title. Apparently, Ubisoft commissioned Massive to check up on the battle royale mode back in January 2018, and Ubisoft Massive has mentioned that they can whip up “something fun” in a short amount of time. It’s not known whether this is a spin-off mode for The Division, a standalone project, or something else.

When pressed to comment, a Ubisoft rep gave the ol’, “We don’t comment on rumors and speculation” line.

If this indeed is real, I wouldn’t be surprised given how popular the mode is, it’s just a matter of time until almost every publisher has a version of it. Then, it’ll flame out, and we’ll get another new hot sub-genre to obsess about, and the cycle repeats itself.

Would you want a Ubisoft battle royale game? Or has the genre burning itself out?