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The Division Slips to 2016

By zethalee14-05-2015

In Ubisoft's recent earnings report, among other items, it was revealed that The Division had been moved to the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year, or more appropriately, coming out sometime next winter, between January and March. There's no information about why the game was moved back in the earnings report, though in light of Assassin's Creed Unity, it makes sense that Ubisoft would attempt to make the game as polished as possible before putting out a subpar product. Massive Entertainment, the team behind The Division, however, do have experience developing titles for PC, making the well-lauded World in Conflict series, and also working on the PC version of Far Cry 3.

Ubisoft also revealed that Assassin's Creed Syndicate, the latest game in the AC series, set in Victorian London, would be coming on October 23rd of this year. Rainbow Six Siege is also touted as coming sometime this winter as well, sometime between October and December, barring any delays.

There was also some other news as well hidden in the earnings report. An as of yet unannounced AAA title is set to come out within the fiscal year, and my guess is that we'll see more of it at the upcoming E3 convention. The other news is perhaps a bit more disappointing. In looking at the top 20 chart of cumulative retail sales, Ubisoft seemed to reassure investors that Far Cry, Watch Dogs, Rainbow 6 and The Division were “strong contenders for the next-gen top 20,” which may well imply that Ubisoft intends to make a franchise out of The Division and Watch Dogs. This, when coupled with rumors that a Watch Dogs 2 is currently in development might well mean that we'll be seeing a lot more of Ubisoft's titles, whether we like it or not.

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