The Division has suffered another delay, and won’t be releasing this year.
Ubisoft doesn’t have a great history with game delays. First, there was the saga of Watch_Dogs, which was hit with several lenghy delays before its eventual release last year, and now, The Division, which was initially scheduled for release in 2014 before being pushed back to 2015, has been hit with another delay. Ubisoft today stated that the game has been pushed back to an early 2016 release.
Ubisoft says the game will arrive the fourth quarter of financial year 2015 (which is actually January to March 2016). Still on track for this year is the just-revealed Assassin’s Creed Syndicate on October 23, Just Dance, and Rainbow Six Siege (launching in the holiday quarter). Ubisoft also stated that another yet-to-be-announced game would be revealed before the end of the year.
The Division, an open-world, post-apocalyptic multiplayer shooter from the mind of Tom Clancy, was originally announced a “next-gen” (PS4 and Xbox One) exclusive, but after some overwhelming fan feedback, a PC version was also announced.
We haven’t really heard anything about The Division since… well, the first time it was delayed, so this additional delay, while disappointing, shouldn’t be too big of a surprise.
Hopefully, unlike Watch_Dogs, it will be worth the wait this time.