The Division Probably Won’t Release This Year, As Developer Calls Window “Laughable”
We had our fair share of late year delays in 2013, with Watch Dogs and South Park being the most notable and last minute changes Ubisoft made in order to preserve the quality of each title. As of yet, The Division hasn’t suffered the same fate…officially.
However one anonymous developer ion the project believes that the game will never ship this year, as Ubisoft intends, calling the release window “laughable”.
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Speaking to GameReactor, a developer from Ubisoft Massive explained that most of the work that the studio has done has been on the Snowdrop Engine alone, and that nearly no progress has been made on the game itself.
“The game engine works well, it’s not done but works well. The actual game development has barely started, however.”
“The fact that Ubisoft has gone public with a 2014 release date feels laughable to be perfectly honest, we will never be able to release The Division this year. It’s a large project, and we have very far to go.”
Anyone who listened to Ubisoft’s ambitions for the project at E3 last year will understand just how enormous this MMO is, and releasing it over three platforms is no walk in the park either. Couple that with the fact that all the gameplay we’ve seen thus far has been pre-rendered and you probably have a good idea where this source is coming from.
All we can hope for now is a delay. As much as that sounds crap, it’s what is required if one of the most anticipated next-generation titles to live up to the hype Ubisoft has already started churning out.
That is, if this developer is to be trusted, although it sounds extremely believable to me at this point.