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Ubisoft is becoming adept at E3 surprises. In 2012, Watch Dogs wowed the gaming community. This year belonged to Tom Clancy's The Division.
In a new question and answer post on the UbiBlog, The Division game director Ryan Barnard answers some questions about how the next-generation game is taking shape. One of the big points is that the title won't have a separate multiplayer component.
The player-versus-player action that was shown in the E3 video will be fully integrated into the story experience. "We wanted to integrate it into the storyline and add an element of mystery, so you don’t know who is a friend and who is an enemy," Bernard says.
He also discusses the importance of loot, but assures that it won't be so critical as to create an enormous gulf between veteran players and those new to the title's post-event Manhattan. Weapon and drone customization are also important parts of the experience.
The latter will be controlled via smart devices running Android, iOS, or Windows 8. The experiences may differ slightly between phone and tablet and across platforms, but the core elements will be the same.
For more on The Division, check out the UbiBlog. The Division is due in late 2014.
Our TakeThe Division is one of Ubisoft's most ambitious projects yet. The title was just announced for PC, completing the now-common next-gen triangle (Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC).
Whether Ubisoft Massive can pull off an experience that is both fitting of the Tom Clancy name and compelling enough to keep players engaged in its open world is something we won't know until we have a better sense of combat and story. I'm cautiously optimistic, but have a lot of questions yet to be answered.
Finally, Tom Clancy is back in the game.
this game looks really promising.
really want this
Damn you, Journey - Ubisoft played it and said, 'We the industry go ape for multiplayer - let's just bring reclusive gamers out of their shell and make them play with other people. Yes, that will do!' I just don't like gaming with people. If this is a shooter, no loss for me - but if this is a tactical third person shooter I'll have to see more before deciding if I'll take this plunge.
This sounds good but I need a lot more to make me a believer.
I love the direction this game is going in; although I am not a big fan of MMOs. There is a few things I need to see before I am completely sold on this game. Like if it is going to be pay by the month or one time fee, and how veterans will compete with other more causal players.
Looking forward to this game!
definitely sounds interesting. The Division really got my attention at E3, and I've been waiting to hear more ever since. Not only does it look great, but including the PvP instead of separating it is not an experience I'm used to. Just more to look forward to.