The Division 2 release date is March 15, 2019 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. While that is some time away, that hasn't stopped Ubisoft from letting slip information regarding The Division 2 catering to different play styles. While the first game was infinitely better with friends, those planning to go at it solo can have something to look forward to. In conversation with AusGamers, The Division 2 Game Director Mathias Karlson confirmed that the game will cater to those who prefer a single-player experience.
"I think it's been... it's fantastic fun; a fantastic learning experience," said Karlson. "Launching Division 1, keeping it healthy; growing... this one [The Division 2] was [in development for] more than two years, so there’s been a wealth of learning from that. [So we’ve focused on] everything: making sure there's enough [content] for people to engage with given their type of... what type of player they are, how they like to play and engage the game; everything from solo up through to groups. And also how much time they put in."
The Division 2 is being developed by Massive Entertainment, creators of the first game. It will be supported by a host of Ubisoft studios. Namely Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai. The game will use an updated version of the Snowdrop engine that powered the first game.
The plot of The Division 2 is based on a strain of small pox virus infecting populations across the world. The Division 2 is the story of the squad in whose survival lies the seed of society’s rebirth, as the virus threatens to wipe out the world. Most of the action takes place in Washington DC, which is now a fortress that’s about to fall and an evil corporation threatens to unleash civil war in the city.
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