I’ll be the first to admit that when I see Tom Clancy’s name on something, I begin to slowly lose interest. Ubisoft used a smart tactic in not revealing Tom Clancy’s name until the end of their unveiling of The Division, a third-person open-world game that simply put? Looks fantastic. Combine that with Watch Dogs and Ubisoft easily had two of the best original IP’s at E3 on their press conference floor.
The Division’s announcement press release reads:
The Division takes place in New York three weeks after a lethal virus, released on Black Friday, has swept through the city. One by one, basic services have failed. Society has collapsed into chaos. The President invokes Presidential Directive 51, and The Division, a top-secret unit of self-supporting tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives, Division agents are trained to operate independently of command in this type of emergency situation. When the lights go out, their mission begins.
In a Tom Clancy’s universe dedicated to realism, players can explore the once-familiar streets and landmarks of the Big Apple, now decimated by looting and overrun by clans that will do anything to survive. From Central Park to the subway to the Statue of Liberty, nowhere is safe. Discover a persistent, online, open-world New York where exploration, combat, and RPG player-progression are essential.
It sounds just as good as it looks! The Division will be releasing in 2014 on the Xbox One and PS4.