Ubisoft has surprisingly announced a new division game. The information comes from first hand and also gives a little insight into the future of the Division series.
The new game is said to be under the name »The Division: Heartland« go to the start and is available to anyone interested free of charge. Ubisoft emphasizes giving a “different perspective” on the division universe in order to make it easier for new players to gain a foothold in the franchise.
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What can we expect in The Heartland Division?
What could the setting look like?
Not much known so far: There was not much information in Ubisoft’s announcement. Still delivers Blogpost a few useful hints to give us a closer look at the upcoming Free2Play game. First and foremost, it should be a standalone title that takes place in the division universe, but does not require any prior knowledge of the first two parts.
We know the rough setting (of course):
As a government agent, you not only uncover dirty secrets in the game, but also deal with marauding gangs of murderers. The chances at Heartland are good to be able to look at the disaster from a different perspective – at least that is what the developer assures.
What one can already speculate about: The title of the game could give an indication of what to expect in the final product. “Heartland” roughly translates as “heartland” and primarily describes a politically determinant state made up of several, partly autonomous states, regions or provinces. So it could be that the upcoming game world is more diverse than in the first two games.
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Who is developing Heartland and what does that mean for the game?
Heartland is being developed by Red Storm Entertainment. The subsidiary of Ubisoft has already worked on The Division and was also involved in the production of numerous Tom Clancy games. Far Cry 3 and 4 are also from Red Storm Studios.
The development studio therefore not only knows its way around the division universe, but also has a lot of experience when it comes to shooters. So what does this mean for the production of Heartland? Ubisoft emphasized in their blog post that they wanted to throw a new perspective on the division universe – maybe this will also be reflected in the general feel of the game.
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When does the Division: Heartland come out?
Rough release period known: According to the announcement, The Division: Heartland will be released in the period 2021/2022. The game should appear on the PC, the PlayStation 4/5 and the Xbox One / X. If you want to try Heartland yourself, you can go through this one Link register for a chance to get an early play test.
What’s next with The Division 2?
But new content is still planned: After it was said last year that it no longer wanted to supply the looter shooter after the last content update “End of Watch”, Ubisoft announced new content in February. Ubisoft also talks about this in the blog post:
“As previously announced, brand new content is coming to The Division 2. Development is led by Ubisoft Massive and supported by Ubisoft Bucharest. While it’s too early to discuss certain details, this update will bring an entirely new game mode to The Division -Includes franchises and new ways to level your agents with an emphasis on build variety. “
More information will follow later this year. The new content will be released in the second half of the year. The fact that The Division 2 experienced a second spring last year is broken down for you in the following article:
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Ubisoft continues to expand franchise
Mobile-Version geplant: In addition to Heartland and upcoming new content for The Division 2, Ubisoft makes it clear in their announcement that they want to strengthen the franchise with further productions. While Heartland is in production, Ubisoft says it will also be working on a mobile version of The Division.
Division film is also coming: A roadmap can also be seen in the blog post, on which further productions are listed. As we reported in another article, Ubisoft is planning a Division Netflix film with Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain that will revolve around the events of the first game. Furthermore, another division novel is supposed to complement the books already available.