The Division 2 will get three major pieces of DLC – called episodes – in its first year. Between each episode there will be a title update, which in Ubisoft terminology generally means smaller drips of content (such as new loot, as well as rebalances and bug fixes), and a world event. Best of all – it will all be free, for everyone.
That’s according to Julian Gerighty, creative director, as announced at Ubisoft’s E3 conference. It throws down the gauntlet to Bungie and EA in emphatic fashion – the former has already revealed a paid ‘annual pass’ for its second year, with three pieces of DLC, each of which is said to be smaller than the two rather feeble DLCs from its first year. Anthem’s content plans are still largely unknown, but Bioware have confirmed that they plan to support the game into the long-term, acknowledging that their fans often want to linger in worlds like that of Mass Effect. Anthem will enable them to do.
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The Division 2, Anthem, and Destiny 2’s Forsaken expansion are all scheduled to launch within six months of each other. Destiny 2 has a bit of a headstart, but will it be enough to shore up its player-base, or will the migration only accelerate once the big rivals launch?
The clash of the hobby games is about to begin, and promises to befascinatingto watch.