Since E3 2013, and the release of current gen consoles in the same year, there has been a number of new games to be released for the first time. One of the more prominent releases that was announced at E3 in 2013, and released in 2014 is Destiny. Destiny has inspired developers to rethink how a shooter can be made, one such example of this is the upcoming open-world entry from Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s The Division.
For this reason, parallels have been made between the two games. The Tom Clancy’s series has always been known for maintaining a strong sense of reality and realism, which is something that Ubisoft is continuing with The Division. Ubisoft’s Martin Hultberg recently spoke to GamesTM about what separates Tom Clancy’s The Division from a game like Destiny.
“The fact that our scenario is grounded in reality, an actual ‘what if’ scenario, sets us apart from most other games. We have no aliens, no zombies or strange monsters running about. The Division is based on a real threat, a clear and present danger to our society.”
The Division will feature elements that seem to be of a science fiction nature, though they aren’t really science fiction. The Division has some notions of that within the setting, a post-pandemic world, but much like other Clancy games, The Division will contain a dose of realism within the game.
“Mankind has always been fascinated by disasters and the end times, since as far back as we have recorded history. [The end] is in religious texts, it is told as legends… Severe disasters are historic fact and there are countless books on the subject. Humans are set apart from other animals in that we can see patterns over time, we can speculate and we can theorize. It is probably part of human nature – to speculate on the subject of our own demise,” Hultberg continued.
Tom Clancy’s The Division may have similarities to Destiny. But, The Division will add something new and different to an already crowded genre, and ultimately something different from Activision’s shooter.
Tom Clancy’s The Division will be released on the 8th of March this year, nearly three years since the title was announced. Look out for more information on Xbox One UK’s Facebook, Twitter and Website ahead of the anticipated launch of the game!