The Division is a game I have high hopes for. Ubisoft’s idea for their brand new MMO RPG Shooter is big and bold, but it’s an idea that has the potential to be brilliant. During the demo below, shown back at E3, Ubisoft demonstrated how the game will challenge your trust in other players.
Although the game is built with multiplayer in mind, Ubisoft’s Community Developer Hamish Bode has revealed that you will be able to play the game solo if you want to. However, you will have to take on a ‘jack of all trades’ roll when it comes to customisation.
“For example: I could specialize in a more long range approach and you could be more up close if playing together. You’d have to be a little more multitasking if you were alone, or just try what works” Bode explained. “That’s what’s interesting about the beta – people are going to find all sorts of ways that work for them.
The Division is going to be a seamless experience, there’s no jumping into lobbies for PvP or having to return to a menu screen when changing regions. Instead, everything is switched on the fly as you play.
“It is seamless. For example, the Dark Zone. You don’t load into it, you just jump the wall and you’re in. Sometimes players are going to do this accidentally, and it’s not always just walls – there are different types of entries and exits to different zones. Some only act as entries. So if players aren’t sure, maybe don’t jump.”
The Division Beta will begin in December, which will give Xbox One users a chance to go hands on with the game. The full game is scheduled to release March 2016.