Why so serious: The Division cinematic trailer shows New York’s decay

The Division cinematic

It’s a bit strange, Ubisoft showing off the meaty, in-game demo of The Division first while leaving the gloomy, serious cinematic for their own conference. But they’ve gone and done that. 

It’s bleak, as you’d expect from a trailer showing the breakdown of society and home as a New York City is ravaged by plague. Take a gander below. 

If you want to see how The Division is actually meant to play, absent melancholy music and the enduring strength of humanity in the face of chaos or whatever, then direct your eyes towards the co-op demo instead.