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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.


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.


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


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


  2. RinceThis

    January 17, 2017 at 12:34

    It needs a change of game…


    • Captain JJ

      January 17, 2017 at 12:36

      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


  3. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    January 17, 2017 at 12:38

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


    • Viper_ZA

      January 17, 2017 at 13:48

      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 :/


  4. Magoo

    January 17, 2017 at 12:39

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


  5. Sageville

    January 17, 2017 at 12:58

    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

      January 17, 2017 at 14:09

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


  6. Ottokie

    January 17, 2017 at 13:12

    Just die already you stupid game!


    • Captain JJ

      January 17, 2017 at 13:16

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


  7. Admiral Chief

    January 17, 2017 at 13:25

    I’d play Div2 with @Ottokie:disqus


    • Ottokie

      January 17, 2017 at 13:27

      I would rather step in molten metal…


      • Captain JJ

        January 17, 2017 at 13:31

        or eat mince?


        • Ottokie

          January 17, 2017 at 13:32



          • Captain JJ

            January 17, 2017 at 13:33

            Wow. This really puts it into perspective. XD

  8. VampyreSquirrel

    January 17, 2017 at 15:06

    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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