The Division Only Features Manhattan At Launch, But It's Big
Oh, don't worry. You might be able to visit the iconic New York boroughs when Ubisoft delivers downloadable content.
But unfortunately, they've confirmed that Brooklyn, Staten Island, Queens, and the Bronx won't be playable areas when Tom Clancy's The Division launches, despite the fact that several trailers have shown Brooklyn gameplay.
No, the team will be focusing exclusively on Midtown Manhattan for the game's roll-out, as creative director Magnus Jansen told The Examiner:
"For Tom Clancy's The Division we are going with Midtown Manhattan. It is because of the 1-to-1 recreation and the way the pandemic has [happened]. Basically, everything has been hit and there are no more resources because everyone tried to get out. There is no more gasoline in the cars, there is no traffic, you're on foot."
Jansen added that Midtown Manhattan will give players a "huge open world" to explore and it's "more than enough to sink your teeth into." And of course, DLC will be coming your way, so it's possible that all the boroughs, including Brooklyn, will eventually become playable. You just have to be patient.
If you're intrigued by The Division, you should pre-order so you can participate in the upcoming beta; PS4 owners can access the test on January 29. The full game is slated to arrive on March 8 for PS4, Xbox One and PC.
Related Game(s): The Division
1/17/2016 9:10:32 PM John Shepard