The Division, the upcoming shooter/RPG from Ubisoft has undergone many revisions and redos during its development process. One that many gamers will note, and possibly not approve of, is the fact that the game itself will be held solely to midtown Manhattan. With no explorations of the other New York boroughs. This is interesting, as the original demo for the game, which was shown at E3 2013, showed Brooklyn being playable.
According to Ubisoft, there is a reason for this, and there’s a logical in-game reason for it as well.
“For Tom Clancy’s The Division we are going with Midtown Manhattan. It is because of the 1 to 1 re-creation and the way the pandemic has [happened]. Basically, everything has been hit and there are no more resources because everyone tried to get out. There is no more gasoline in the cars, there is no traffic, you’re on foot.
“With the level of detail we have, doing Midtown Manhattan is a huge open-world experience and more than enough to sink your teeth into. It is a very sizable open-world game,” Tom Clancy’s The Division Creative Director Magnus Jansen told Examiner.com.
The Division will come to PC, XBox One, and PS4 on March 9th, with a beta scheduled for later this month.