Ubisoft Provides New Multiplayer And Gameplay Details For The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division caught many gamers’ eyes at E3 when it was revealed during Ubisoft’s press conference. We don’t know much about it at this point other than that its an online focused, third person tactical shooter with role-playing elements. That is, until now, as new details have come in.
Ubisoft Massive’s senior community developer Antoine Emond has stepped up to clarify some of the uncertainties surrounding the game’s always-online co-op and PvP mechanics, which weren’t explained much at E3, in a recent community Q&A.
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“The Division is an online, open world RPG experience where exploration, objectives and player progression are all essential,” he said.
“You can team up with a group of friends in co-op and jump in and jump out at any time. In certain areas, you can also seamlessly engage in PvP and experience suspenseful scenarios where danger can come from anywhere and anyone.”
Emond then spoke specifically about player-versus-player scenarios in the game, explaining, “Player vs. Player combat will play a very big role in our game. The choices you make as a Division agent can either spur a recovery or plunge the city further into chaos.
“The people you meet in certain areas of the game can either be your best friends or your worst enemies. So you’ll constantly be making decisions that will impact the world around you.”
Emond went on to promise that The Division will offer its players a sense of uniqueness with extensive character customization and collectibles.
“The Division is an RPG, so we really want the player to feel unique; there will be tons of possibilities to customize your agent (thousands of weapon types, skill combinations, gear and much more),” he said.
The game has been in development for “a little over a year” and is set for release on PS4 and Xbox One towards the end of 2014. It is set in New York following the release of a deadly manmade virus. Players will control agents from The Division, which is a classified unit that is fighting to prevent the collapse of society.
There has been no confirmation of a PC version, but Ubisoft hasn’t ruled it out, last we heard.