The Division's Massive Popularity Could Ultimately Set Records
So, it stands to reason that publisher Ubisoft has very high expectations for the upcoming tactical shooter, Tom Clancy's The Division.
During the publisher's Investor Day presentation, Ubisoft said the new game had the potential to become one of the biggest new IP launches of all time. This would put them in good company, alongside Bungie's Destiny and Ubisoft's other two major franchises, Assassin's Creed and Watch Dogs. Said Managing Director John Parkes (as cited by GameSpot):
"Because of its many attributes--RPG, shooter, massive online multiplayer, realistic setting in a beautifully recreated New York, great open world playable in solo or in co-op--The Division can become one of the biggest launches ever for a new IP."
He added that trailers for The Division have earned a whopping 225 million views, which is now 30 percent ahead of where Watch Dogs was one month before it hit store shelves. Plus, the closed beta saw "more registrations than any Ubisoft game ever;" in fact, over three times as many players signed up as the team expected.
Most PSXE readers who participated in the closed beta very much enjoyed the experience, and don't forget that the open beta includes a brand new story mission. Tom Clancy's The Division officially launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on March 8.
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2/19/2016 9:26:15 PM Ben Dutka