Ubisoft is one of the few game studios out there which always releases games that are very well put together and which leave fans asking for more, be it a DLC or a sequel to a game that was just released. Such is the case with The Division 2. Today we will be talking about the confirmed release date of the game, the amount of content created for the game, the endgame scenario and more. We will also be talking about Skull & Bones and its delayed release date in more detail as well.
Four games in 2019
Ubisoft was planning to release four AAA tiles during 2019. The game studio has predicted that it would sell over 23 million units for all of these games. The original four were The Division 2, The Crew 2, an unannounced game title and Skull & Bones. Skull & Bones has been delayed so that the game studio will have more time to work on it but we will be talking more about that later on.
Division 2 will be released as late as the end of March next year. We do not know more details about the release date of the game. However, with E3 coming up next month we can expect Ubisoft to make more announcements about the game. The unannounced title has also been driving us mad since we do not know anything about it, not even the name. And it looks like Ubisoft is planning on keeping us in the dark for as long as possible until they want to tell us something about the game. Hopefully, like with The Division 2, we will hear more things about this unannounced game during E3.
More content for the Division 2
Ubisoft’s CEO, Yves Guillemot, has stated that the sequel for the original The Division will be way better than the original game. Several teams have been working on providing more content for the game. The launch event of the game will have fans raving with all the content that they will see being part of the original game. And that is not all. Guillemot also said that post-release game content would come at a faster rate, meaning that fans will not have to wait as long as they would usually have to to get a DLC pack.
The end-game of the first Division left fans bewildered so it will be interesting to see how the sequel will build upon that scenario and add more content on it. We could expect the storyline to flow in a various number of directions that we would not initially think about. However, we do not know more about this. We will have to trust Ubisoft’s CEO when he tells us that the end-game content will add even more than the previous game did. It all sounds incredible, and if what we are hearing is indeed real then we might see Division 2 have a place reserved for itself in the hall of fame of games that fans will play over and over again well into the future.
Large development team
All of these large content claims for this game are backed up by the fact that this game had the largest development team right when the game started to be designed and developed. When the game got announced two years ago in March, Ubisoft was quick to list 25 new job positions for their development team. Among these job listings, there were some for a sound designer, associate producers, and narrative designers.
More about the Division
The original The Division game was launched in 2016 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. This game was set in a near future New York. The town was dealing with a smallpox epidemic. The players were agents of the Strategic Homeland Division. Their primary mission was to investigate the outbreak, to fight against criminals and to perform other tasks as well. Back then the game had over 20 million online registered players. Since the game was well received back then, it would be exciting to see how many players the sequel will have.
Skull & Bones
As we previously mentioned at the beginning of the article, Skull & Bones was one of the four games that were meant to be released in the first part of 2019. This pirate game has been delayed, however, and it is going to be released during Ubisoft’s next fiscal year. When the game is going to be released, it will be available for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Why did they choose to delay the release date of Skull & Bones? Well, the company has stated that they decided to make this move since they wanted to spend more time on refining the features of the game so that the players would have a more wholesome experience.
After all, nobody wants to buy a rushed game which they would then stop playing and hide it in one corner of their house and never give it a second thought. We believe that the game studio’s decision was well made. After all, four new games in one year is a difficult task for any game studio and spacing them out is a better choice.
Once the game is released, you can expect to embark on an action-packed adventure where you are faced with sinking your enemies’ ships in the Indian Ocean. Perhaps during this years’ E3, we will hear more about this game.