Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s The Division 3 is currently in development at Massive Entertainment. Here is everything we know so far.
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The French video game publisher’s The Division series blends tactical shooting elements and an RPG (Role-Playing Game). Games in this franchise have been live-service titles, with you taking on the role of a Special Agent of the Strategic Homeland Division. In the first game, you are fighting to reclaim the lawless streets of Manhattan following a viral pandemic.
This story is continued in The Division 2, which is set in Washington DC. The series features a third-person perspective, with its primary gameplay loop including cover-shooting mechanics and looting. The franchise collectively brought in over 40 million players across all titles and has been quite popular in the online looter shooter genre.
The Division 3
Ubisoft quietly revealed during an announcement that Massive Entertainment (original devs behind Division 1 and 2) is building a team for The Division 3. This marks the third mainline entry in the franchise, not including The Division Resurgence (Mobile Game) and The Division Heartland (an upcoming free-to-play Division game). In a note to the press, Ubisoft revealed that Julian Gerighty, Star Wars Outlaws’ creative director, is now the executive producer for The Division series. Gerighty was excited about working on a series with such a “devoted player community.”
Unfortunately, the announcement did not detail a proper roadmap for the game’s development. But because the studio is still building a team, we can expect the game’s launch to take another couple of years. The free-to-play spin-off (The Division Heartland) is expected to launch sometime next year. So, The Division 3 likely won’t launch till after 2024.