Though Tom Clancy's The Division (PS4, Xbox One, PC) launch date is set for late 2015, Ubisoft has kept mum about the actual month of release. However in March, leaked pre-alpha footage from GDC 2015 proves that The Division is indeed undergoing final testing. This development suggests that the game's development is continuing as scheduled.
Currently, the latest gossip is centered on the upcoming E3 conference, where many upcoming games are showcased each year. Ubisoft itself has already confirmed that it will be showing off new content from The Division's development at E3 2015. Hence, many fans speculate that Ubisoft may indeed give an actual release date along with more gameplay footage.
The Division may not be the only Ubisoft title to be making at appearance at E3 2015. There is speculation that Assassin's Creed Victory may have its debut at the event. This latest chapter in the Assassin's Creed series will take place in Victorian-era London, near the end of the 19th century. Once again in true Ubisoft fashion, very little detail has been revealed so far.
Another Ubisoft game on the radar is Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege. The E3 2014 gameplay trailer generated a great level of hype from critics and gamers alike. Sadly, a number of observers cited bugs in the more recent close-alpha trial. Nonetheless, it is too early to conclude what Rainbow Six: Siege will look like upon final release, which is also scheduled for 2015.
Indeed, Ubisoft will face stiff competition from Bungie's highly-anticipated Halo 5 Guardians, which may have its release date announced at E3. The next installment to the Halo franchise has already debuted at E3 2014. Since then, two live-action trailers were released. Currently, Bungie has also released the Halo 5 Beta to players.
Even so, both Ubisoft and Bungie received a fair share of backlash from disappointed gamers last year. Much of the grievance was focused on Ubisoft's Watch Dogs and Bungie's Destiny. It will be interesting to see whether Ubisoft and Bungie's latest AAA titles will live up to their hype.
Tom Clancy's The Division is expected to run on the Snowdrop Engine, which is optimized for next-gen consoles such as the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. The story is set in a dystopian alternate-reality New York City, where a global pandemic has brought chaos. Players will lead a team of paramilitary government agents tasked with restoring order. Gameplay includes engaging enemy behind cover, looking for supplies, and gathering intelligence.