I know, I know – which release dates are ever set in stone at this stage. Last year Ubisoft announced the expected delay of their MMO shooter, The Division, to an audience of scarcely surprised faces. The game had hardly been shown off since its first reveal, and a late 2015 launch seemed the more logical bet. A bet that you would’ve lost if you took it.
Amid all the talk of Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate, Ubisoft has announced yet another delay to The Division. The shooter will no longer make it out in time for 2015, instead taking up a new space somewhere in Q1 of 2016. That ranges anywhere from January to March – just a few months off from when we expected it anyway.
The four Ubisoft studios currently working on the game expressed their desire to inject more polish into their title – promising more footage at E3 next month.
All of us at Massive, Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Annecy want to ensure the game not only meets our high expectations but also those of our fans and players alike. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and can’t wait to show you more next month at E3!
It’s been a long time since we’ve actually seen the game running, and a lot more development power has been brought in since then. E3 needs to be big for The Division, because right now I’m sure many have even forgotten what it actually is.
For what it’s worth though, I do hope there’s something good waiting for us.
Last Updated: May 13, 2015