At Ubisoft’s E3 2013 Media Briefing we unveiled the latest game in the Tom Clancy franchise: The Division, an online open-world action-RPG set in a very troubled version of New York. Since its reveal, questions about the game have been pouring in so we decided to open the floor up to the community and offer our fans on Twitter and Facebook the chance to ask the team at Massive anything and everything about the brand-new IP.
As I’m sure you’ve seen there are a lot of people asking whether or not this game will make it to PC? Is that something that has been considered?
Firstly, we are incredibly proud of the reception the game received at E3 and it has been amazing to see how the fans have responded. We designed The Division with the next generation of consoles in mind; however, we are not ruling out any platforms in the future.
We’ve got one from Aaron on Facebook who asks: What is the online aspect of the game? Is it small teams doing objectives? Vs matches? MMO?
The Division is an online, open world RPG experience where exploration, objectives and player progression are all essential. You can team up with a group of friends in co-op and jump in and jump out at any time. In certain areas, you can also seamlessly engage in PvP and experience suspenseful scenarios where danger can come from anywhere and anyone.
Tommy on Twitter asks: Will The Division have open world PVP?
Player vs. Player combat will play a very big role in our game. The choices you make as a Division agent can either spur a recovery or plunge the city further into chaos. The people you meet in certain areas of the game can either be your best friends or your worst enemies. So you’ll constantly be making decisions that will impact the world around you.
We’ve got another question on Facebook from Jonas, who asks: I noticed in the demo all players played as different characters. Can you create your own character in the game?
The Division is an RPG, so we really want the player to feel unique; there will be tons of possibilities to customize your agent (thousands of weapon types, skill combinations, gear and much more).
Kevin on Facebook asks: How many players will be part of a clan/guild?
Right now we have no plans to cap the number of players who can be affiliated to any particular clan. We are also looking to have a very extensive web-based clan support system for all players in The Division. But we should have more to come around all this soon.
Is the Division based on a particular Tom Clancy book or series of books?
No, not a specific book, but the Tom Clancy universe is key to the story of The Division.
When will the game be released? Have you got a release date in mind at this stage?
The game will be released when it’s ready. At this stage that is the most important thing to us. We really just want to focus on creating the best game possible.
Are we going to see more from the Division soon?
You’re going to have to wait and see…
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