Earlier this week Ubisoft blew a sound that most of the fans have been wanting to hear. For many, it was music to the ears. The sound of “The Division 2,” finally confirming the much-rumored sequel in development at Massive Entertainment. While the hype has had ample time to build up, it turns out the game had been in development for over two years.
The much-rumored sequel, The Division 2 is under development, for now, more than 2 years, at the Massive Entertainment with the support of several other Ubisoft development teams, Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Bucharest.
The company recently also hosted a community “livestream” on Twitch about the franchise where they revealed some inspirations on how the company became motivated in making the sequel.
The game’s creative director, Justin Gerighty, during the stream revealed some information that was astonishingly very interesting. He said that The Division 2 has been in development since before the first game even released. Considering that the game should certainly be breathtaking otherwise, it would not make any sense at all.
According to Justin Geraghty, the team started discussing the concepts for the second game before even The Division launched and slightly after, the team at the studio initiated the development work. To be accurate a month after the release of the game The Division, The Division 2 was under development.
Although Ubisoft did not reveal the release date of the game, many have speculated that the game will probably come through in 2019. Which would then make it three years under development, they would certainly have ample time to solve those issues that the players faced in The Division.
It is not only the time duration that the game is receiving for development, a recent report from Gamereactor, 1,000 people are working on the game The Division 2. Which makes it, Ubisoft’s biggest game of all time in terms of human resources.
So since the game has had a lot of time for development, and being the biggest game for Ubisoft in terms of human resource it certainly should warm the hearts of the fans. Otherwise, there is going to be a lot of heat.
The Division 2 doesn’t have any release date at the moment but it will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC sometime before March 2019.