How you’ll meet other people in The Division

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It made a huge splash at E3 in 2013, but we still know very little about Ubisoft’s latest game to cash in on Tom Clancy’s name, The Division. It will be multiplayer focused, and in many ways sounds a bit like a post apocalyptic MMO. How will you meet up with other players within the game?

It’s going to work similarly to Destiny, in many ways. That’s according to developer Massive Entertainment’s Fredrik Rundqvist.

“There are three ways that you can meet up with other people in the game. It’s in the social hub or the Green Zone where you just walk around and bump into people, or you invite people to your co-op group, which is 1-4 people, plus the guy on the tablet (mobile game). Then we have the seamless integration with the PvP zone and there, you will be able to [engage] with people as well,” Rundqvist said, speaking to The Examiner.

In a game like The Division, meeting up with other players is rather important, and matchmaking is something they’re focusing on quite a bit.

“We take a lot more data into account when doing the matchmaking. It’s not only about the level of your progression or your skill level, we’re also looking at where do you want to be in the game and what do you like to do. I think it’s going to be a really great matchmaking system. Player reputation will also be taken into account,” Rundqvist said.

If you happen to be the sort of person with a wife and kids and limited play time, Massive says it’ll be able to match you with people in similar situations, so you’re never overpowered. That sounds neat, but it remains to be seen if they’ll actually manage it.

We’ll be getting a close look at The Division at Gamescom this year, so hopefully we’ll be able to see if it looks and plays as well as it sounds like it does.

Last Updated: August 6, 2014

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