The Division: Scavenging for Water and Food is Important for Trading

Finding clean water and food in Tom Clancy’s The Division is going to be very important, revealed Ubisoft Massive in a new video spotted by the Examiner.

While players won’t go hungry or thirsty, finding water and food are going to be important aspects of trading in Ubisoft’s post-apocalyptic title.

“Not only do you actually have to go out and look for food and water, but [they] become very valuable and rare resources that can be used to trade and stuff like that,” said the game’s design director Axel Rydby. “But when it comes to having to drink water and eat food to be able to survive, that’s not really what we want from it. Food and water will be a very important part of the game, but players will not need to eat and drink to stay alive.”

He also revealed that players will originally start with a bag full of basic supplies, that will last them for “roughly 72 hours.” From there on, it becomes a survival of the fittest as every player will start scavenging for food and water.

“Then when moving throughout the world, it’s going to be a lot about looting and acquiring new gear as you progress. We’re focusing a lot on the RPG aspects of the game since we are very much an RPG, so acquiring loot and gearing up your character is going to be a very big part of the game.”

From the looks of it, The Division is going to be pretty rough on players; portraying a post-apocalyptic setting on a grand level. Every choice a player makes will have the utmost effect on his survivability.

“If you did have access to fuel, would you use it to make sure you have access to clean water or make sure that you have access to be able to heat your food by a mobile generator you can fuel and produce electricity. Or would you use it to fuel your car? I know what I would do.”

The Division is looking for a release in Fall of 2014. Personally, after The Witcher 3, if there is another game I’m really looking forward to, it’s The Division.