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Tom Clancy's the Division Release Date for PS4, Xbox One and PC With New PvP Action

( [email protected] ) Mar 03, 2015 02:14 PM EST
Ubisoft has been delaying the release of Tom Clancy's The Division, but we have predicted that it would be could be released at GDC 2015.  There is a lot of anticipation for this game for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and here is what we know about Tom Clancy's The Division Release Date.
Beta version to be released in January 2016.

Ubisoft has been delaying the release of Tom Clancy's The Division, but we have predicted that it would be could be released at GDC 2015.  There is a lot of anticipation for this game for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC, and here is what we know about Tom Clancy's The Division Release Date. 

KPopStarz has some new information about Tom Clancy's The Division which is baed on the first-ever podcast about the highly anticipated game.  This particular one was about the "Dark Zones".  The Dark Zones are separate from the main campaign of The Division, and this will allow players to fight without losing items if one should die.  Apparently, you need to "extract" items here, because if you die in the middle of this PvP (Player vs. Player) area, you will lose the item completely. 

There are also reports that Tom Clancy's The Division will have a non-combat Social Hub, made so the players can walk around and interact with each other without all the fighting.  This is going to be similar to Destiny's Tower. 

It looks like the PvP in Tom Clancy's The Division is going to be quite different than other PvP style games.  On the Soundcloud podcast that we mentioned before, the Game director Ryan Barnard stated that Ubisoft wanted to "bring the fun components of PvP in other games in this genre and others" and "try to make the mechanics more positive so you never really are punished". 

Design and Trend reports that a recent Facebook and fan Q and A has confirmed a definite release date for Tom Clancy's The Division on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC for sometime in 2015Venture Capital Post reports that Tom Clancy's The Division is already available for online advance orders, and PS4 users can grab their own copies of the highly anticipated game online but there is no confirmed UK release date. The reason for the delay of Tom Clancy's The Division on Ubisoft's part might have something to do with the critical backlash from Assassin's Creed Unity, and how it was released before it was ready. 

Unfortunately, if you click on any one of the Amazon pre-order sites, like the one for the PC, it will tell you that the item will be released on December 31, 2015.  The News site for Tom Clancy's The Division doesn't confirm that date, and the release date is usually displayed quite prominently on most official sites devoted to a specific game.  The release date of December 31st  2015 is often just a filler until the game actually gets a formal set release date, and usually means that the company has promised the game to be released "sometime in 2015".  For example, the long-awaited Final Fantasy XV has the exact same release date on its Amazon pre-order page. 

In addition to the excellent gameplay and story, Tom Clancy's The Division includes "revolutionary companion gaming".  This enables the play to join friends in real-time gameplay with exclusive characters on a smartphone or tablet.  This application allows the player to have a bird's-eye view of the battlefield, giving him or her ability to attack enemies as well as place targets for allies.  I'm not certain if the "revolutionary companion gaming" is a first for Tom Clancy's The Division, but it certainly sounds like something that could be a new gaming standard. 

According to IGN, Tom Clancy's The Division takes place in New York three weeks after a lethal virus is released on Black Friday.  Society falls and the President activates The Division, a top-secret unit of self-supporting tactical agents.  Division agents are trained to operate independently of command, and players will delve into the world of fallen New York City, which has been overrun by clans willing to do anything to survive.  The gameplay involves exploring through New York through very familiar landmarks, and there will be a lot of third-party shooting. 

Several fans also asked if there is going to be some kind of zombie presence.  Considering that the game takes place in a post-apocalyptic environment, the presence of infected people actually makes a lot of sense.  However, the development team has stated that "it won't be sullen enough to include zombies". 

Personally, I think this will make the game more sullen as it looks like any enemies that you will have to kill won't be mindless drones, but rather people who are antagonistic and have free will.  The game has promised that factions of people have arisen, which means that some people are taking as much as they can for themselves, like Negan from The Walking Dead comic and possibly in this season of the popular TV series.  I wonder if players will have to kill enemies who are just trying to make a living.  This certainly opens up a lot of possibilities with this game. 

This would be the first time that Tom Clancy has tackled anything in the post-apocalyptic genre, which is quite common in most video games and other science fiction franchises.  Tom Clancy, an author who passed away on October 1, 2013.  He left behind a legacy of novels that are most famous for introducing the now iconic character of Jack Ryan.  In addition to his book contributions, he has inspired a video game series known as Rainbow Six, about an counter-terrorist unit focusing on teamplay and realism.  There is another video game in that franchise which is pending release known as Rainbow Six Siege, and it also has an unknown release date. 

At this writing, the Game Developer's Conference (GDC) is happening, which is a good time for a lot of games get a good showcase.  So far, there isn't any word on a formal announcement of The Division, but the conference is planned to run from March 2-5, so we will see.