Ubisoft announces the free to play The Division: Heartland and the expansion of the narrative universe of the series

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Ubisoft announces an update on the expansion of the Tom Clancy’s The Division universe.

The launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division in 2016 marked the first new original IP under the Tom Clancy brand since 2009 and broke many Ubisoft sales records. The franchise continued its development with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, which became one of the most successful games of 2019 and its 2020 expansion, The Division 2: Warlords of New York, was the most active in the history of the game. .

“Over the past five years, The Division has gone from being an ambitious Ubisoft project to a world-renowned franchise with 40 million unique players.”explained Alain Corre, executive director of Ubisoft EMEA. “We are very proud of what our teams have achieved with this franchise and the incredible universe they have created. Its potential and depth give us the opportunity to explore exciting new content that rewards both longtime The Division fans and newcomers. ”

As part of this expansion of the series, Ubisoft today unveiled Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland, a new free-to-play game set in The Division universe. Its development was led by Red Storm Entertainment, a studio with close licensing ties to Tom Clancy, who also worked on The Division and The Division 2. The Division Heartland will be a stand-alone PC gaming experience, consoles and cloud platforms in 2021-22. Ubisoft has also announced the availability of The Division on mobile, to bring the universe to an even larger audience. More details on this project will be shared later.

Finally, The Division 2 will have new content thanks to an update that will be released later in 2021. Ubisoft Massive, with the support of Ubisoft Bucharest, leads the development of this new content which includes a new mode and methods for leveling agents, with a particular focus on increasing variety and feasibility. More details on this new update will be revealed later in time.

The Division also expands its transmedia offering, with the film starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhall, in development with Netflix. Inspired by the events of the original game, the film will be directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Additionally, The Division has announced the publication of an original novel published by Aconyte. The story is set after the events of The Division 2 and will explore how the Outbreak affects different regions of the United States as agents battle to secure supply routes. More information on The Division’s broadcast content will be released later this year.

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