The Division 2: 40 million players and plans for the future

The Division 2: 40 million players and plans for the future

The Division 2

What's next with The Division 2? Loot shooter fans have been asking themselves this question for some time. The developers of Ubisoft Massive have therefore now stated in an article on the official website about the current status of the game and the plans for 2021. Before looking to the future, however, the makers first had a major milestone to celebrate. Accordingly, the brand has now reached forty million unique players with both games. "We wanted to take a moment to thank you agents for your continued support and passion for our games," the blog post said. In addition, the release of Warlords of New York in March of last year provided the highest monthly activity in the history of the series.

The expansion and the season introduced with it, however, should not end the development history of The Division 2 (buy now € 11.99) must be reached. The team, led by producer Adrian Trasca and associate creative director Yannick Banchereau, began working on new content. The small veteran team from Ubisoft Massive is additionally supported by developers from Ubisoft Bucharest. For the next big update, the creators are therefore planning a completely new game mode that has not existed in The Division before. However, the developers have not yet given any more precise details. In addition, new ways are being sought to let the agents develop. The focus should be on increased build diversity and usability.

The work on this extensive update is still in an early phase and several months of development are expected. Further details will be given when the innovations are nearing completion. The release is currently planned for the end of 2021. You want to take the time to make sure that meaningful innovations find their way into the game. Until then, the seasons from last year will be repeated again. Season 5 will be a repeat of the first season. In this way, players should have the chance to collect rewards and collectibles that were missed back then. In addition, new clothing events are to take place in the course of the year and smaller updates are to be published.

Source: Ubisoft

The Division 2 details 2021 content plans, including re-runs of previous seasons

Ubisoft Massive has unveiled further details on its recently announced plans to continue making content updates for The Division 2 this year, and how it intends to keep players occupied while they work on the new content.

In a new blog post for the game entitled 'The Road Ahead' the development team kicked off by celebrating the achievements of players over the past year, including managing to recruit over 40 million players for the franchise with the game's highest player count coming in March of last year.

As for the new stuff, promised is a brand new gamemode said to be 'entirely new to the franchise' as well as 'new ways to progress you agent with an emphasis on increasing build variety and viability. Development of the new content for 2021 will be led by 'a group of project veterans' including Adrian Trasca and Yannick Banchereau staying as leads, with support of developers from sister studio Ubisoft Bucharest as most of Ubisoft Massive are presumably working on their upcoming Star Wars project.  

However, this new content is in its very early stages, and as such the release isn't scheduled until 'late 2021 at the earliest' — in the meantime, the studio says, it will be re-running previous seasons released during Year 2, with the next season (Season 5 since the game launched) a re-run of Season 1, with returning rewards and collectibles for those that may have missed it the first time, or those who didn't quite grab everything the first time around. Finally, new Apparel Events are promised, as well as some minor title updates 'focused on game health' — so there's still a fair amount to look forward to.

The Division 2 is available now on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC