Announced way back at E3 2013, Tom Clancy’s The Division was supposed to be an early showcase of the power of the Xbox One and PS4. An open-world online multiplayer shooter set in a detailed post-apocalyptic New York, The Division wowed with some absolutely beautiful early trailers. Then the delays set in. The Division ran into major development issues, and its release was pushed back from holiday 2014 all the way into 2016. Since then, any brief snippet we saw of the game looked a bit rough.
Well, thankfully, it seems as though The Division may finally be coming together. Ubisoft recently held a very limited Xbox One closed alpha for the game, and has announced an open beta will happen sometime in early 2016. You can check out some new footage of The Division, along with some comments from folks who played the alpha, at the top of this post.
Unlike some other recent online multiplayer-focused games, The Division does actually have a story. You can check out a story trailer, below:
Despite not really being a shooter guy, I’m still pulling for The Division, as the game looks ambitious and fun. Tom Clancy’s The Division is currently slated for a March 8, 2016 release, although I’d take that date with a grain of salt.