The Division will be coming sometime this year, presumably in that busy October/November release window. While it’s being developed primarily by Massive Entertainment, there’s a new in-house collaboration to help bring the post-apocalyptic world of New York City to life.
According to the Ubi Blog, Ubisoft Annecy will be working with Massive on The Division. While they haven’t specified exactly how they’ll be dividing labor, this quote does give a hint.
“The team in Annecy is delighted to be collaborating with Massive, Red Storm and Reflections on Tom Clancy’s The Division,” Rebecka Coutaz, Studio Manager at Ubisoft Annecy, tells us. “We are bringing our previous experience in multiplayer online games and this project is allowing us to build our technical knowledge in other areas and become experts on this incredible brand. The collaboration with the other studios is going very smoothly, and we’re working together to ensure we meet and exceed the high expectations players have for this new title.”
So, online multiplayer elements? I think it’s safe to assume that Annecy will be working on that end of the project. Previously, Annecy has worked on Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow as well as the multiplayer aspects of Assassin’s Creed games. That’s not all, though – they were also responsible for the upgradable villa in Assassin’s Creed II and the Café Théâtre in AC: Unity. Perhaps they will be in charge of the upgradable bases in The Division, or maybe they will deal with multiplayer, but either way they’ve got the credentials to help Massive make The Division a better game.
Last Updated: May 11, 2015