DivisionI’m seriously excited for The Division. It looks like one of those crazy games with an awesome premise that will be a ridiculous amount of fun. So how is it being developed?

Executive Producer Fredrik Rundqvist explains that The Division’s workload is divided among those best suited to the job:

It´s part of the Ubisoft DNA to develop big titles across many studios, to bring developers from different places and expertise together. “The Division” is going to be part of that structure. As the lead studio, the majority of design and directing the game is and will be done out of Massive, but we are very likely to work with one or several other Ubisoft studios on various aspects of the game. This is a great way to share talent, learn from each other and thus provide an even better experience for the games.

Sounds pretty good to me. This game is only supposed to come out at the end of next year, but I’m not sure that I can wait so long. I just hope that all the chefs don’t ruin the soup on this one. But really, I’m excited to play this game to death – I really like what they’ve done with the second screen. Sure, it may divide (see what I did there?) your attention, but I think it will add a cool experience. Game Director, Ryan Barnard explains:

We are creating a second-screen experience that will be really meaningful for the game. It will be a whole new experience for the group, through simultaneous and asymmetric gameplay between the mobile device and the console/PC game. Companion gamers will be able to seamlessly join the game, anywhere they want, as an actual character. The drone is a persistent character that you can level up in gear, weapons and skills. From the team’s stand point, it gives an edge for tactical combat, as well exploration from a bird’s eye view.

Is this one of the next gen games you’re desperate for? Will you be playing it on console, PC or companion app?

Last Updated: October 9, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

41 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief of Rivia

    October 9, 2013 at 15:09

    Play on PC, and maybe if supported on Android for the times away from PC

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    • Uberutang

      October 9, 2013 at 15:19

      We should team up brother.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 9, 2013 at 15:23

        Awww yeah, you know it!

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    • Downloadable content John

      October 9, 2013 at 15:22

      I’m not the greatest shooter, so I’ll carry the supplies. I’m very skilled at running away, so rest assured that all your stuff will be safe.

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      • Admiral Chief of Rivia

        October 9, 2013 at 15:23

        Cool, sniper/commander(admiral) is me

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        • Downloadable content John

          October 9, 2013 at 15:26

          I’m particularly good at killing a lot of people at once when startled, just put an LMG in my hands.

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          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 9, 2013 at 15:27

            Ok, support you are. We need a medic and engineer as well

          • Matthew Holliday

            October 10, 2013 at 09:25

            I easy running the smg or assault rifle.

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 10, 2013 at 10:01

            Kewl, squad growing nicely now!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 15:43

            Team kills don’t count!

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 15:44

            Dammit! What about ceiling fans and other appliances?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 9, 2013 at 15:54

            Ceiling chairs – named Phillipe & Clork.

    • Matthew Holliday

      October 10, 2013 at 09:24

      Thats pretty much what the last gameplay video showed, person sitting on their tablet flygin the drone, highlighting baddies and flushing them out of cover.

      super usefull, bots in superior cover are annoying as shit.

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  2. Downloadable content John

    October 9, 2013 at 15:11

    Very excited for this.

    On a different note: Getting pretty tired (no offense to your homeworld Zoe) of having New York City in every game and every series these days. Originality please people.

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 9, 2013 at 15:12

      Janee genugtig, put Pretoria in a game dammit!

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 9, 2013 at 15:13

        Rainbox Six Lockdown.
        Pretoria.
        Cool map too.

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      • That Happy Twit

        October 9, 2013 at 15:13

        Imagine Hillbrow in a GTA game.

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      • Seraphim

        October 9, 2013 at 15:18

        Now that could be an interesting city to dest*cough* explore.

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      • Mossel back in Rapture

        October 9, 2013 at 15:20

        But will you be able to go to Hatfield Square? More importantly…Loftus?!

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        • Downloadable content John

          October 9, 2013 at 15:21

          I’d be more interested in trying to land a plane on Table Mountain.

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          • Mossel back in Rapture

            October 9, 2013 at 15:23

            Or bomb Newlands? Forcing WPRU to utilise that state of the art stadium in greenpoint.

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 15:25

            That would be too easy. Try chasing them there. More like herding.

          • HvR

            October 9, 2013 at 16:03

            To easy: Capture Bryan Habana, stick him full of bacon and ten rand notes and chase him past Newlands to Greenpoint stadium. WPRU will follow.

          • matthurstrsa

            October 10, 2013 at 07:28

            Their contract is until 2015, so they will be moving there in 2016 if the reports are correct.

          • Mossel back in Rapture

            October 10, 2013 at 07:34

            Wow I really do hope so! As a civil engineer myself I would hate to see such a fantastic structure go to waste. I mean, have you seen it?! The roof hangs on a tension ring! There are no pillars holding it up!

          • matthurstrsa

            October 10, 2013 at 08:13

            Yup, been there a few times. Love the stadium. They’re planning a casino in there (obviously not on the field), which I actually think is a good idea. It generates revenue, isn’t noisy and brings people to the stadium. Once WP and Stormers start playing there, the stadium will be much busier, which is a great thing.

        • Admiral Chief of Rivia

          October 9, 2013 at 15:23

          Broe, jy kan lekker dop in Hattas, en dan gou gaan check hoe verloor die Bulle teen die Sharks, daar op Loftus, with after game drinks, and dices in Voortrekker street! Followed by some late night chow

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          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 15:25

            At least you got the prediction of the game correct there.

          • Mossel back in Rapture

            October 9, 2013 at 15:26

            Dude we went on a “sport” tour to Pretoria during varsity, best time of my life! Right outside the square there is this Libanese place (Uncle Fozies?) that sells 2 Chicken burgers for like R30! Best late night meal ever!!

          • Admiral Chief of Rivia

            October 9, 2013 at 15:36

            Haha, I fondly remembering raiding the hot-dog stands after a drinking session

          • HvR

            October 9, 2013 at 16:02

            Bringing up fond memories of Simple Simon pies at 2am in Stellenbosch.
            Edit: And Mochachos burger with extra mayonnaise.

          • Downloadable content John

            October 9, 2013 at 16:05

            DOED!!! You said it man!!!

      • Mossel back in Rapture

        October 9, 2013 at 15:26

        With Cape Flats DLC

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        • Downloadable content John

          October 9, 2013 at 15:27

          Yes, and there you get robbed and shot at without even drawing your weapon.

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          • Mossel back in Rapture

            October 9, 2013 at 15:30

            Pretty much. You will need to take out your front teeth to fit in.

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 9, 2013 at 15:38

      not just my homeworld, my hometown! i’m from new york, baby! also… at least watch dogs will be in chicago 🙂

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      • Downloadable content John

        October 9, 2013 at 15:39

        I remember you mentioning that in a previous comment.

        Ah, that’s interesting about Watch Dogs though…

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  3. That Happy Twit

    October 9, 2013 at 15:12

    I am sooooooo looking forward to this!

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    • Admiral Chief of Rivia

      October 9, 2013 at 15:13

      Same here dude!

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  4. Mossel back in Rapture

    October 9, 2013 at 15:19

    Will definitely be playing this on PC. With all these second screen features in games I might just finally have a valid reason for splurging all my money on an iPad.

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  5. Jackie Debs

    October 10, 2013 at 02:32

    To me this was the best looking game of E3 by far. This is worth next gen alone for me. I hope the story was already completed before tom clancys untimely death (RIP)

    I guess that means we shouldn’t expect a sequel?

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