Ubisoft has announced today a new game title, which is related to its massive open-world sci-fi/fantasy shooter series The Division.
The development studio confirmed that the game is coming in a blog post on the publisher’s website today. The studio didn’t provide many specifics about its release date, but it did promise to deliver more info at the E3 trade show in Los Angeles in June.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 follows one of the best-selling games of 2016, and Ubisoft announced last week that it had reached 20 million players. The first / original edition takes place in the middle of a civilization-threatening event in New York City. The scenery is similar to other cooperative shooters like Destiny, but it also features a heavy emphasis on player-versus-player action, while offering a third-person shooter experience.
Ubisoft has rolled out regular updates that include new content and gameplay tweaks. But like Bungie and its Destiny, Massive wants to take what it has learned and apply that to something new that could potentially last longer than two or three years.
All of these new features and experiences have made our team better,” Massive creative director Julian Gerighty wrote in the blog. “We’re nimbler and better prepared to take action based on feedback. And now, more than ever before, we have a clear vision of what’s important and what continues to make The Division a special experience for so many people.”
“The Division 2 will be powered by an updated version of the Snowdrop engine that enables us to realize our ambitions for the sequel,” said Gerighty. “But more importantly, we’re also taking everything we learned over the past two years and applying it towards the sequel to make sure we get it right.”