A new survey for The Division hints at moving the game to a new city in the future

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When it comes to games, Ubisoft usually nails the formula on their second try. Just look at Assassin’s Creed and Watch Dogs for proof of that concept finally being done right when a number 2 is slapped next to it. But with The Division, Ubisoft can’t exactly take that approach just yet. They’ve got a game built on the idea of a sandbox that constantly updates itself with tweaks and minor evolutions, a platform to fix any nagging issues that the fanbase has uncovered.

And so far, that approach has actually worked. After realising that The Division lost steam after a few dozen hours of play, Ubisoft Massive got to work with some massive overhauls. They’re not altogether perfect and I still think the entire UI and gear system looks like a dog’s breakfast, but the general improvements have more than made up for that so far.

So far, The Division is back on track then. But Ubisoft Massive clearly wants to keep the community from lapsing again, hence why they’ve set up a new survey asking for input on proposed changes. Although vague, part of the survey seems to be very focused on other games of its ilk, particularly loot ‘n shooters such as Destiny and survival-heavy games of the genre.

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It’s worth a read, as The Division sounds like it wants to focus more on the survivalist aspects of its formula going into the future. A niche genre that certainly does have fans. The other big question? Whether or not fans would like to see The Division shift its action from New York to another city that was devastated by the Dollar Flu epidemic that ravaged the US of A.

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And that’s not a bad idea at all. A change of scenery might be what The Division really needs to stand out, as even though New York was realised in stunning detail, that locale is kind of a clichéd zone to explore by now. Hell, I’d love to play a version of The Division set in Miami or out back in the Southern state of Texas. Considering that there happens to be a subtle influence of a lone lawman cleaning up a nation gone mad, that would be kind of perfect.

What do you want to see in future instalments of The Division however? It’s your money after all.

Last Updated: January 17, 2017

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  • Captain JJ

    You mean to tell me there are OTHER cities and not just New York??? SOMEONE ALERT HOLLYWOOD AND GAMING DEVS!
    😛

  • It needs a change of game…

    • Captain JJ

      But it says Tom Clancy in the title. That means it’s good, doesn’t it? Most people playing this and “Rainbow Six” Siege don’t even know who he was probably. Rest his soul

      • Haha. Indeed. Noobs.

      • MonsterCheddar

        Tom Clancy was awesome. His books are legendary.

        • Hammersteyn

          And now they’re slapping his name on anything to make a quick buck. I’d be doing barrel rolls in my coffin if I was him

          • MonsterCheddar

            He probably is. But his family is probably cashing in on it.

          • Captain JJ

            Yea. And on MP games, with NO story. It’s a damn shame.

    • Hammersteyn

      ^This

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    Logged in the other and holy shit, so many changes.

    • Hammersteyn

      Game still bored me to tears

      • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

        Did you play solo or with friends?

        • Hammersteyn

          Both, but mostly solo and if you can’t have fun solo with a game that allows solo play then it’s just not worth the effort. The game isn’t bad, just boring after finishing the main story

          • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

            Same.
            Also lost interest after finishing the Main story but still keen to try out the new stuff.

            I bought the game with the season pass, so may as well get as much as I can out of the game 😀

          • MonsterCheddar

            Ghost Recon: Wildlands. Enough Said. Can’t wait.

          • Hammersteyn

            Hopefully Wildlands isn’t Division 2.0

          • MonsterCheddar

            True dat. The concept looks awesome though.

          • Viper_ZA

            Knowing UBI, they might just pull it off ;p

          • 40 Insane Frogs

            Something tells me, Wildlands will be Division 1.8

          • Viper_ZA

            Getting Horizon Zero Dawn instead, Wildlands looks promising but I am weary of anything UBI

    • Viper_ZA

      Got fragged in the Darkzone by some kid, got me good in the back. Logged out straight thereafter lol. The survival DLC is not half bad and I am apparently too low level for the Underground :/

  • Magoo

    Can’t wait to start playing! But downloading 38gb at 100kbs, seeya in Feb!

  • MonsterCheddar

    I still Love this game and it still has a big following. It has gotten bigger, but yes, you do run out of things to do. I play a bit, then leave it for a while, then play again. I still love this game.

  • Sageville

    I’m trying to remember, why the Division kinda flopped.. was it the non-existent end-game, or the multiplayer that basically promoted griefing and was kinda muck…

    What would bring me back into the franchise? I dunno if a new city would fix things….

    • Ir0nseraph

      The End game or lack thereof is what needs to be fixed, especially on the nights you have to lone wolf it.

  • MonsterCheddar

    A new city etc with new Enemies etc should be awesome.

  • MonsterCheddar

    The biggest problems were experienced by PC players. On console we didn’t have half the issues.

    • Captain JJ

      So I’ve heard.

    • Viper_ZA

      Yep, them hacks were really bad. Best to have a console handy.

  • MonsterCheddar

    They should shift to London or Paris even Moscow. If Texas, then it has to be a city like Houston or Dallas.

    • Captain JJ

      They should do Cape Town!
      But seriously. Cape Town actually could be a really interesting one, apart from it being our mother city.

      • MonsterCheddar

        LOL

  • Just die already you stupid game!

    • Captain JJ

      So hostile. You should be taking that rage into the dark zone (or whatever they call it)

  • Admiral Chief

    I’d play Div2 with @Ottokie:disqus

    • I would rather step in molten metal…

      • Captain JJ

        or eat mince?

        • …raw

          • Captain JJ

            Wow. This really puts it into perspective. XD

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Yeah, they’ll do that, but at what cost to the consumers of said game? If it’s a DLC cost, then it shouldn’t be an issue, but don’t try and sell us an expansion to the game at the price of a new game.

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