Ubisoft’s The Division Takes On Bioterror Tom Clancy Style
Ubisoft revealed a exciting new IP called The Division during their time on the E3 stage. Massive Entertainment is looking to adapt the Tom Clancy series, and transfer the intimate stealth gameplay that Ghost Recon and Splinter Cell are known for into a large scale cataclysm event.
Agents of The Division have access to state-of-the-art technology to fight back in the wake of a viral outbreak and the conspiracy behind it. Either alone, or with friends you’ll attempt to restore order to a New York city that’s fallen into ruin after the pandemic outbreak.
A new layer of authenticity has been added to the destruction and disorder that grips the Big Apple as buildings, vehicles, and city infrastructure lie in disrepair. This foreboding atmosphere is accentuated with the corpses of long and recently deceased citizens, and stunning amounts of human refuse.
The gameplay demo shown features a group of agents engaged in a co-op firefight. Firearms sound crisp and believable, environments take on some damage, and players hop in and drop out at a moments notice. The addition of smart phone and tablet support will allow players that can’t get on their console to continue to contribute to their team. A bird’s eye view of enemy engagements give the companion gamer the ability to target enemies for your allies, attack, and even enhance your squads capabilities.
The Division is an insanely impressive open world, tactical RPG that utilizes a proprietary next gen game engine by the name of Snow Drop. The new engine will help highlight next gen lighting and visual effects, as well as provide the infrastructure necessary to create such a connected online experience.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is coming exclusively to the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Reason being these kinds of features are only possible on the more powerful Sony and Microsoft next gen consoles.
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