‘The Division’ Delayed (Again)

After its announcement in 2013, the latest Tom Clancy title is slated for another setback

Last week, it was announced that a fourth studio would be helping Ubisoft deliver The Division. While adding a fourth studio will certainly aid in the development process, it seems it won’t be enough to launch the game this holiday. After the initial delay announcement, the Division Blog had this to say about the most recent delay:

‘Ubisoft has announced their fiscal quarter results today and has stated that The Division is still on track to release in their Fiscal Year 2016, but it’s been moved to Q4 release timeframe. The fourth quarter for Ubisoft is actually between January and March 2016. ‘

In addition to needing more time to polish the game, having Rainbow Six: Siege launch this October probably helped in the decision making process. With the unveiling of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate yesterday, Ubisoft is set to have a packed fall line up. Delaying Division might reduce the likelihood of various Ubisoft games having to compete with one another for sale.

Division concept art
Division concept art

Although most delays are good for the game in the long run, I can’t help but be a little bit disappointed to know we won’t be getting The Division this year. Sure, Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt will be a satisfying RPG, but who isn’t dying for a good RPG shooter on next-gen?

To really make you feel bummed about the delay, here’s the original E3 presentation from 2013.

Gamers can expect to play The Division in the first part of 2016 exclusively on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

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