Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division
has had its ups and downs since its release back in March 2016, but there's no denying that the post-virus-plagued city of New York was a fun, exciting and dangerous world to explore with an absolute ton of potential to expand on the story, activities, locations, gameplay, and so much more. While support is still ongoing for The Division
, Massive has announced Tom Clancy's The Division 2
where the team will continue on from the first game, which was just the beginning of a much larger saga.
The development of the second game in the series will be handled by Massive again, but with the assistance of Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Bucharest. An updated version of the Snowdrop engine will be the power behind the game to make it look even prettier than the first title.
That's all there is for now on details for The Division 2
as more information is to come at this year's E3 event. For those still fighting the good fight in The Division
, the fun will continue at least until the end of September this year. First of all, a new type of achievement will be added to the game called "Shields", in which those who complete the requirements for these achievements will unlock special rewards in the second instalment in the series once it launches. There's also a couple of new updates on the way, including new global events. Take a look at the lineup of goodness to come:
- April - Update 1.8.1, which includes the Xbox One X patch and the implementation of Classified drop rate changes discussed on a previous State of the Game. We are also introducing two new Legendary modes alongside a new Global Event: Blackout.
- May - New Global Event: Onslaught.
- June - Update 1.8.2, which will introduce two more Legendary mission modes and bring back Global Event: Outbreak. This update also marks the beginning of the brand new Shields monthly feature, in which achievements earned playing The Division will grant special rewards in The Division 2.
- July - Global Event: Assault, with the continuation of Shields.
- August - Global Event: Strike, with the continuation of Shields.
- September - Global Event: Ambush, with the continuation of Shields.
Specific consoles and a specific release date or release window are yet to be announced for The Division 2
, but there's a very good chance of the game coming to the PlayStation 4.