Ubisoft has confirmed that they are working on a sequel to Tom Clancy’s The Division. The sequel will be developed on an updated version of the Ubisoft Massive’s Snowdrop Engine. There is no estimate given for a release date so expect to see an announcement at the upcoming E3 2018. The announcement was made early as a press release was posted by a German website ahead of the embargo, however the logo along with minor details about the sequel have been shared in the press release.
Ubisoft Massive is the main developer for The Division 2 along with support from other Ubisoft studios including Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai.
Julian Gerighty, Creative Director, Massive Entertainment talked about their plans for the sequel and announced updates for the original Division for the fans who are planning to play it before the sequel launches.
“We are very pleased to announce that we are currently working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 . The development is led by Massive Entertainment and driven by close collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai. The Division 2 will be based on an updated version of the Snowdrop Enginethat will help us realize our ambitions for this title. More importantly, we can also invest all the experience we’ve accumulated over the past two years in this sequel to make sure everything is going well.”
“But that is not all. The division continues. After the celebrations of our 2 year anniversary, we will support the game with 2 more title updates. These will be 2 brand new Global Events; Include more Legendary difficulty missions and an Xbox One X update that will rediscover the beautiful and emblematic New York City with all its stunning details in both 4K and 1080p.
In addition, as of June 2018, players will also be able to play ‘Crests’, which are specific achievements that will allow them to unlock The Division 2 rewards.”
Look forward to hearing more about Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 at E3 2018 where Ubisoft will also host their own press conference.