Ubisoft today announced the expansion of The Division franchise in several ways. Among other things, you can look forward to a new free-to-play title called The Division: Heartland.
The French developer and publisher Ubisoft wants to rely even more on the Tom Clancy franchise The Division in the future and has announced several new contents in the course of the expansion; you don’t just limit yourself to the games area.
Alain Corre, Executive Director of Ubisoft EMEA, explains today’s announcement: “Over the past five years, The Division has grown from a very ambitious project at Ubisoft to a world-famous brand that has reached 40 million players. We are take great pride in what our teams have achieved with this franchise and the universe they have created, and the potential and depth of this universe allows us to explore new and exciting content that will delight both loyal long-time fans of The Division and will also inspire new players. “
The focus of the new announcement is Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland, a brand new game. This is a free-to-play title developed by Red Storm Entertainment. The studio had also worked on The Division and The Division 2 in the past and has a strong bond with the Tom Clancy brand.
The independent new gaming experience is to be released for PC, console and cloud platforms in the 2021/2022 financial year. However, further details will follow at a later date.
Incidentally, The Division is to be brought to mobile devices in the future in order to make the brand accessible to an even larger audience. Here, too, you have to be patient until details are confirmed.
And: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will also receive new content in the form of an update, which should appear at the end of 2021. Ubisoft Massive and Ubisoft Bucharest are working on the expansion. They are planning a completely new game mode and new methods for leveling up agents. The focus should be on increasing the build variety.
Far away from the games sector, there will be a film adaptation with Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal in the leading roles in cooperation with Netflix. Director Rawson Marshal Thruber is inspired by the setting of the game. Aconyte will have a new novel set after the events of The Division 2.