Ubisoft Brings in Another Studio for The Division
While Massive Entertainment sits at the heart of the development of Tom Clancy's The Division, building the game in Malmo Sweden, using its proprietary Snowdrop engine, one of the things that makes Ubisoft unique is the number of international teams, at their disposal, each one with their own unique specialties, that can be tapped to work together on various projects.
Massive has partnered since the beginning of the development process for The Division, with Red Storm, a studio with long history on Clancy games, and Reflections, the team that recently worked on The Crew. The latest addition is Ubisoft Annecy, which has joined the rest of the teams to collaborate on The Division
David Polfeldt, Managing Director at Massive Entertainment says about the collaboration:
“We are very happy that Ubisoft Annecy is part of The Division’s family,”
“They are highly experienced and talented developers, adding much value to the project. Being able to work with other studios offers fantastic creative opportunities during development and, in the end, strongly benefits the overall quality of the game.”
Rebecka Coutaz, Studio Manager at Ubisoft Annecy explains:
“The team in Annecy is delighted to be collaborating with Massive, Red Storm and Reflections on Tom Clancy’s The Division,”
“We are bringing our previous experience in multiplayer online games and this project is allowing us to build our technical knowledge in other areas and become experts on this incredible brand. The collaboration with the other studios is going very smoothly, and we’re working together to ensure we meet and exceed the high expectations players have for this new title.”
While multiple teams working together on a project is commonplace at Ubisoft, as last year's Assassin's Creed Unity featured the work of 10 Ubisoft teams, lets hope that the collaboration for The Division turns out better.
The Division is stated for a 2015 release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox one and PC. We will certainly learn and see more about The Division at E3 2015 next month. Be sure to check out our previous coverage on The Division and Assassin's Creed Syndicate for more.