Ubisoft released the first The Division game in early 2016 and it’s launch was not very smooth. That said, the game was still popular enough to amass millions of players and the game improved thanks to a lot of post launch DLC and updates.
Fans of the original game will be happy to know that Ubisoft has announced that it has already started development on The Division 2. Ubisoft made the announcement on its official blog and you can read their description of the game down below.
“We’re thrilled to announce that we are working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, and that development will be led by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Bucharest. The Division 2 will be powered by an updated version of the Snowdrop engine that enables us to realize our ambitions for the sequel, but more importantly, we’re also taking everything we learned over the past two years and applying it towards the sequel to make sure we get it right.
Part of that means recognizing your commitment to The Division. With that in mind, we’re adding a new type of achievement called “Shields” to the game. Earning them will unlock special rewards in The Division 2 when it launches. ”
Our first look of the new game will be at E3 2018 so look out for more footage in June. No release date has been announced yet, but it’s possible the game will have an early 2019 release date since Fall 2018 is already occupied with Red Dead Redemption 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.