Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy’s The Division 3 – IGN

Ubisoft announces Tom Clancy’s The Division 3 – IGN

Wesley Yin-Poole

Updated:

Sep 21, 2023 5:52 pm

Posted:

Sep 21, 2023 4:20 pm

Ubisoft has confirmed Tom Clancy’s The Division 3 is now in development at Massive Entertainment.

The Swedish studio, currently working on Star Wars Outlaws and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, is the original developer of The Division 1 and 2. Ubisoft said Massive is currently building a team for the third game in the series.

Star Wars Outlaws creative director Julian Gerighty has become executive producer for The Division franchise, which has nearly 40 million players across all titles. Gerighty will now oversee all The Division games and products, including The Division 3.

“This announcement represents Ubisoft’s dedication to the longevity of the brand,” Ubisoft said in a note to press. “In his new role, Julian will drive the many interdependent production elements of The Division brand in a unified direction. This includes development oversight, operations, and creative vision together with the development teams around the world who are currently developing the mobile game Tom Clancy’s The Division Resurgence, Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland, and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.”

Gerighty will remain on Star Wars Outlaws through launch “to ensure the game meets the intended creative vision and provides a great experience for players”, Ubisoft added.

“There are only a few games that I can genuinely say blew me away the first time I saw them, and Tom Clancy’s The Division is one of them,” Gerighty commented. “I was immediately hooked, like so many others who are part of our devoted player community. It’s a privilege and an honor to be able to continue to build incredible and unforgettable experiences in this amazing world with the most talented teams around the world, and I can’t wait for what’s next.”

Tom Clancy’s The Division launched in 2016 following a headline-grabbing gameplay reveal at at E3 2013 that heralded the beginning of the next-generation on Ubisoft’s new Snowdrop game engine. It’s set in a near future New York City in the aftermath of a viral pandemic, with the player tasked with rebuilding Manhattan.

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 launched in 2019, and is set in a near-future Washington, D.C. the player works to rebuild. However, it failed to replicate the success of its predecessor, with Ubisoft later admitting The Division 2 underperformed commercially.

A free-to-play spin-off, Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland, is due out at some point next year.

Wesley is the UK News Editor for IGN. Find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can reach Wesley at wesley_yinpoole@ign.com or confidentially at wyp100@proton.me.

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