Ubisoft reveals new details on expanding The Division with new games and transmedia content.
Ubisoft today revealed new details on expanding the Tom Clancy’s The Division universe. The launch of Tom Clancy’s The Division in 2016 marked the first completely new IP under the Tom Clancy umbrella brand since 2009, and the game broke several Ubisoft sales records.
The franchise continued to develop, with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 becoming one of the most successful games of 2019 and its expansion, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York having the highest gaming activity in the franchise in 2020.
“In 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,” said Alain Corre, Executive Director of Ubisoft EMEA. “We are very proud of what our teams have achieved with this franchise and the universe they have created. 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 new players. “
As part of this expansion of the franchise, Ubisoft today revealed Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland, a brand new free-to-play game set in the The Division universe.
Development is led by Red Storm Entertainment, a studio closely tied to the Tom Clancy licenses that also worked on The Division and The Division 2. Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland will be a standalone experience available on PC, console and cloud platforms in 2021-22. Ubisoft also announced plans to bring The Division brand to mobile devices to bring the universe to an even wider audience. More details on this project will be announced at a later date.
Finally, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will also receive brand new content as part of an update coming in late 2021. Ubisoft Massive, with support from Ubisoft Bucharest, is at the forefront of the development of this new content, which will include an entirely new game mode and method for leveling up agents, with an emphasis on increasing build variety. More details about this update will be announced before it is released.
The Division is also expanding its range of transmedia content with a film starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, which is produced in collaboration with Netflix. The film was inspired by the game’s setting and is directed by director Rawson Marshall Thurber. In addition, a novel by Aconyte is published. Its story takes place after the events of The Division 2 and deals with the effects of the outbreak in different regions of the United States, where agents fight to secure the supply routes. Further information on the transmedial content will be announced at a later date.