Ubisoft is providing tons of details on the The Division franchise going forward, including a free title, a Netflix movie, and The Division Mobile.
Tom Clancy’s The Division launched in 2016, but mobile gamers were left in the dark at the time. Ubisoft has officially confirmed that The Division franchise is finally coming to mobile devices soon.
Ubisoft confirmed in an official statement that The Division Mobile will launch after Red Storm studio’s The Division Heartland, which will be released for consoles and PC in 2021 or 2022. Community reception of The Division has exceeded Ubisoft’s expectations and has broke several Ubisoft records. inspiring the company to look for more ways for fans to enjoy the franchise.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 has become one of Ubisoft’s most successful titles, reaching more than 40 million players since its launch in early 2019. Heartland and The Division Mobile are not the only ideas related to the franchise of The Division that Ubisoft shared in its recent update as the company is also considering releasing a novel based on the games and a Netflix film adaptation. A timeline that accompanied this update suggests that The Division Heartland will be followed by new content from The Division 2, then The Division Mobile, The Division novel, and finally the Netflix film adaptation of The Division.
Red Storm Studios has worked on various Tom Clancy titles since the 1990s and The Division Heartland is their next project honoring the late author. While players can already register to try Heartland early, Ubisoft has yet to open registration for The Division Mobile, suggesting that the title is further away from launch. The growing The Division 2 community will get their hands on new content later this year thanks to Ubisoft Massive and the support of Ubisoft Bucharest.
A new game mode and new ways to level Agents are featured in upcoming The Division 2 content, though Ubisoft remains silent on specifics. The Division Netflix film adaptation will star Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, and Rawson Marshall Thurber will direct. Ubisoft hopes to bring The Division to a wider audience with Heartland and The Division Mobile, but the company has yet to confirm which development studio is working on the latter.
Considering that Ubisoft confirmed more details on the upcoming free-to-play indie game The Division Heartland than on the mobile title, it will likely be released at a later date. The upcoming novel based on The Division is interesting given that Tom Clancy is the name behind the franchise and is a popular, successful, and award-winning novelist. While The Division Mobile may draw more looks to the franchise, it also might not appeal to existing fans of the franchise due to mobile device limitations.
The Division 2 is out now for Google Stadia, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.