Sequel announced as the developer reveals final updates for the original game.
During a State of the Game livestream today, Ubisoft officially confirmed that The Division 2 is in development. The studio is keeping details to a minimum for now, but a bigger reveal for The Division 2 at E3 this June. Thanks to a press release from Ubisoft, we know the game is still being helmed by developer Massive Entertainment with greater collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai. Ubisoft has updated the first game’s Snowdrop engine to improve the game’s visuals and to deliver on the studio’s ambitions.
There are still two big updates coming to The Division this year, and the studio also announced six more Global Events for players to tackle. First, 1.8.1 will launch sometime in April. With this patch, Ubisoft is adding a events and legendaries for players, and a rework for drop rates. The Xbox One X patch will also launch alongside 1.8.1 next month. The One X update will include 4K rendering, improved reflections and effects with improved texture and object details. The press release for the game also suggests a new 1080p mode – perhaps with an increase to 60fps? The final details will be announced soon when the exact release date for 1.8.1 is locked in.
Then when the second large update, 1.8.2, launches in June, Ubisoft will debut an in-game achievement system called “Shields”, which tracks player progress and will reward accomplishments when the sequel launches.
For now, that’s all there is to know about the future of The Division and the now-confirmed sequel. Keep an eye on The Division on Twitter, and look for a bigger gameplay reveal at E3 this June.