Oh, for goodness’ sake! Only the other day I was wondering what had been going on with Tom Clancy’s The Division [official site], and whether the co-op- action-RPG shooter had been delayed or what. Ubisoft could’ve slipped in mention of a delay alongside the news that a fourth studio had joined development but no, no, they have to have their nice, clean, tidy ‘message’. And this way, old muggins here writes two stories about the game instead of one.
So here, look, The Division has been delayed from its unlikely-looking release window of 2015 into early 2016. You really are a rotter, Yann Ubisoft.
It’s now due some time from January to March, 2016. The dev team say in the announcement:
“All of us at Massive, Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment and Ubisoft Annecy want to ensure the game not only meets our high expectations but also those of our fans and players alike. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and can’t wait to show you more next month at E3!”
They need to time finish the game, in short. Which is fine. I’d (probably?) always rather wait for a game than play some crud rushed out. There are many fine video games to play until then. I’m going to stop writing this post before it descends into decreasingly-veiled unpleasant remarks about people who go on and on and on about Half-Life 3. (But really OH MY GOSH it’s not even funny as a joke any more what is with you people?)