Ubisoft has officially announced that Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division’ will be released no earlier than the second quarter of 2015.
Even though the hype about the game has been going strong in the past few months, mainly because of the announcement of the Snowdrop Engine, speculation and rumors about the game stand little to no ground. That begs us to seek an answer for the question, what exactly can we expect from The Division and will it be the next big next-gen game or just another flop?
The SnowDrop Engine
One of the biggest reveals that sparked up so much interest in people about Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division’ was the reveal of SnowDrop engine. Unique in its design, this engine offers the developers a unique creative edge and lets them easily create and prototype. Not only is the visual detail and graphic fidelity truly breathtaking, but it lets the game feature a dynamic day and night cycle with dynamic global illumination. Moreover, the developers of The Division have focused on delivering a never before seen physical accuracy with a detail procedural destruction. The advanced particle system of the engine further enhances the experience as it lets the game feature a constantly changing weather. Not just this, but the world reacts to the weather, and hence the name of the engine is SnowDrop.
SnowDrop does not only provide Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division’ with unique and breathtaking visuals, but it adds certain new innovative gameplay features as well. The Division will be a mix of a multiplayer shooter and RPG. As the world in the game is chaotic, the broken down version of New York City resources will be highly depleted. One of the things the game will rely on is the fundamental resources, such as food and water, which will let you survive. These survival elements of the game will not only enhance the player’s experience, but will further draw you into an amazing world.
The main plot of The Division will revolve around the vulnerability of humanity. Inspired by Directive 51 and Operation Dark Winter, the game draws on the idea that society has become far too complex and fragile. The game will focus on a disease that has spread on a Black Friday, and which causes the United States to collapse in five days – just under a week. The play will take the role as a part of a group aimed at saving the remains of humanity. The group is called “Strategic Homeland Division (SHD)” or ‘The Division’ for short.
Although in recent months there has been a ton of speculation regarding the release date of the game, Ubisoft has officially denied that it will be released later this year. Instead, the developers have revealed that Tom Clancy’s ‘The Division’ is set to be released sometime in the second quarter of 2015. No information was given about why the game has been delayed, when the tech demons look so amazing, but supposedly more information about the game will be revealed at E3 2014.
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