Report: The Division Won’t Make its 2014 Release Date (UPDATED)
UPDATE: Ubisoft’s response to our inquiries on this rumor was the industry standard, “We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”
Ubisoft’s The Division has the makings of a next-gen-system seller. According to a new report, it won’t be selling any systems until 2015.
Citing an unnamed “member of the development team” GameReactor reports that Ubisoft Massive is still working on the Snowdrop Engine that powers The Division and has, at this point, done very little work on the actual game.
“The game engine works well, it’s not done but works well,” the anonymous source said. “The actual game development has barely started, however. The fact that Ubisoft has gone public with a 2014 release date feels laughable to be perfectly honest, we will never be able to release The Division this year. It’s a large project, and we have very far to go.”
That TBA 2014 release date Ubisoft went public with was during the unveiling of The Division at E3 2013. At that point, the publisher also expected South Park: The Stick of Truth, The Crew, and Watch Dogs to launch in late 2013, so it’s accurate to say Ubisoft has an awful recent track record with its initial release dates.
We’ve reached out to Ubisoft for comment on this rumor. Don’t be surprised if this report is accurate and The Division is bumped until sometime in 2015. Shame, because the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One could really use some truly next gen games.