Oh hey, Ubisoft’s Massive Entertainment’s Tom Clancy’s The Division [official site] launched a year ago today. The third and final announced expansion launched the other week so… what lies ahead for the shooter-RPG? Two free content updates coming this year, Ubisoft say. The Division was our favourite co-op game of 2016 so hey, ongoing support is good.
Ubisoft’s blog got into the second year’s content plans with creative director Julian Gerighty.
“The first unnamed expansion will be based on an event system that drives players to activities that feature modifiers, leaderboards, and unique vanity items that will only be available through these activities. In addition, Gerighty says the team has plans to include a loadout feature that will let players switch efficiently and quickly between their favorite gear combinations, as well as a system to mark a player’s feats.”
T’other, which sounds potentially more interesting, is more of a secret for now.
“The second expansion is still far enough away that the team doesn’t want to comment on it, and while Gerighty stresses that it will be “more content-focused”, new story missions won’t necessarily be a part of the package. ‘Story missions are tricky, but that doesn’t mean we won’t have narrative content,’ he says. ‘We can’t really deliver story missions that will fit into the RPG aspects of the game in a simple way. So we’re not going to be doing the classic main mission type of thing, but narrative content is something that we are definitely looking at.'”
So the first update will get people replaying old content in new ways and ticking off achievements, while the second will bring new stuff. Sure sure.
Oh, and playing this week will net you some small birthday presents: a few multiplayers, some credits, and an emote.