Since its announcement at E3 2013, Tom Clancy’s The Division has been one of the most anticipated games of its time. Originally set to release in 2015, it has now been delayed to Q4 of the 2016 fiscal year (Jan-March 2016), likely to provide the development team more time to work on this blockbuster.
Speaking about the delay, Ubisoft’s Antoine Emond said:
“We have decided to release the game on Xbox One, PS4 and PC during the first quarter of calendar year 2016. All of us at Massive, Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Annecy want to ensure the game not only meets our high expectations, but also those of our fans and players alike.”
Emond also hinted that we will see more on The Division at E3 in June.
With two Ubisoft blockbusters (Assassin’s Creed: Syndicate and Rainbow Six: Siege) already hitting the scene towards the end of 2015 this will likely be a positive move for Ubisoft’s sales figures just as much as the game’s quality. Also releasing in the general region of 2015’s end are Halo 5, CoD BO3, Star Wars Battlefront, Arkham Knight, Rise of the Tomb Raider and more, so perhaps this will help prevent gaming fatigue and soften the blow on our bank accounts too!
Is this a good move for the game? Can you wait much longer for this exciting title?
Let us know in the comments!