Update: The Division creative director Justin Gerighty has officially announced The Division 2 via a livestream.
“It wasn’t an easy decision, but there are so many stories and so many experiences that we want to explore within the world of the Division that we really felt a sequel was the best way to explore these things,” says Gerighty.
Here’s everything we know and everything we want from The Division 2.
You can watch the stream yourself at the embed below.
The Division 2 has been in development for over two years, with concepts in discussion before the launch of the original, and a small team having started work “pretty much the month after” it launched – so over two years now.
Gerighty confirmed that a fuller reveal, “with tons of information,” is planned for E3. There will be no further announcements until then.
Original story, March 8:It is two years since Ubisoft released Tom Clancy’s The Division , and appropriately, they have now announced a fully fledged sequel. To tide us over until its release, the original game will also get new content.
We had heard that this announcement would come later today, but this German trading site seems to have got hold of it early.
Via Google Translate, Julian Gerighty, creative director of developers Massive Entertainment, says:
“We are very pleased to announce that we are currently working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. The development is led by Massive Entertainment and driven by close collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai.
“The Division 2 will be based on an updated version of the Snowdrop Engine that will help us realize our ambitions for this title. More importantly, we can also invest all the experience we’ve accumulated over the past two years in this sequel to make sure everything is going well.”
The original game will also get two new updates. These will be two brand new global events, and more missions at Legendary difficulty. There will also be an Xbox One X update that will re-render the game in 4K and 1080p, but this isn’t confirmed on PC yet.
Come June, players will also be able to play ‘Shields’ – specific achievements that will unlock rewards in The Division 2. Gerighty concludes by saying “we cannot wait to show you what we have planned for The Division 2 during E3 2018.”
We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for official confirmation, and will update this story if we hear back.