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Tom Clancy’s the Division Release Date for PS4, Xbox One: Possible Alpha Pending

( [email protected] ) May 07, 2015 06:12 PM EDT
For those who are anticipating Tom Clancy's The Division release date for sometime this year, you might have to prepare yourself for disappointment.  That is the bad news, the good news that there could be some public Alpha for fans to see the game in action. Here is what we know about Tom Clancy's The Division Release Date for the PS4 and Xbox One.
Tom Clancy's The Division

For those who are anticipating Tom Clancy's The Division release date for sometime this year, you might have to prepare yourself for disappointment.  That is the bad news, the good news that there could be some public Alpha for fans to see the game in action. Here is what we know about Tom Clancy's The Division Release Date for the PS4 and Xbox One. 

The news of the public Alpha comes from IGN, a very reputable gaming site.  Apparently, some fans on Reddit discovered some details on the official game's website, suggesting the Ubisoft is readying a public alpha test.  This evidence is found buried within the website's HTML files, and there is a link to an Alpha section, but you really have to be digging to find it. 

Tom Clancy's The Division has already had its release date pushed back a year, and an Alpha of the game could be made to assuage potential fans of the game.  Considering that Youth Health Mag is reporting that release date rumors speculated that the launch of the game could get pushed back to 2016. 

Venture 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 had the exact same release date on its Amazon pre-order page, and it is due out in May of 2016. 

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. There is even a report on realistic snow that will stick to the player and will melt when the player goes indoors. 

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. 

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, 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.