Prepare yourself for another dose of open-world action, as Ubisoft and developer Massive Entertainment are officially working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. It seems the announcement may have slipped out early via German business website 4-Traders – thankfully, eagle-eyed ResetEra poster Kenzodielocke was able to provide a quick translation. A logo for The Division 2 was also found on Ubisoft’s website.
“The past few years have been incredible for the team here at Massive! When we started working on The Division, it was immediately clear to us that we had something very special here and something we really wanted to do right from the start. But we also knew that we would not be able to achieve this ambitious goal without your help. We've never stopped striving to make The Division even better, and our recent update 1.8 is testimony to how we can see your overwhelming feedback and support.
When we released our game in 2016, it was clear to us that it was just the opening chapter of a much bigger saga, so we're excited to share more with you today about what awaits you in The Division Universe next. We are very pleased to announce that we are currently working on Tom Clancy's The Division 2.
The development is led by Massive Entertainment and driven by close collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai. The Division 2 will be based on an updated version of the Snowdrop Engine that will help us realize our ambitions for this title. More importantly, we can also invest all the experience we've accumulated over the past two years in this sequel to ensure everything goes well.”
The Division has been one of the more impressive redemption stories in recent years. At launch, the game was plagued with server problems and other issues, leading to a mass player exodus. Despite that setback, Massive and Ubisoft continued to support the game with a series of well-received patches. As a result, The Division recently surpassed the 20 million players mark. Massive has pledged to continue to support The Division as they work on the game’s sequel:
“But that is not all. The Division continues. After the celebrations of our 2-year anniversary, we will support the game with 2 more title updates. These will be 2 brand new Global Events; Include more Legendary difficulty missions and an Xbox One X update that will rediscover the beautiful and emblematic New York City with all its stunning details in both 4K and 1080p. In addition, as of June 2018, players will also be able to play 'Crests', which are specific achievements that will allow them to unlock The Division 2 rewards.”
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will make its public debut this June at E3.