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The Division Delayed Once Again, Now Releasing in 2016

by Kyle Hanson

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A major Ubisoft games has been delayed into 2016 according to a recent financial earnings call. The Division is now slated for release some time in 2016, having recently been scheduled to launch in 2015. The Division has been making waves since its initial announcement, but little has been shown of the game since. It has already been delayed once before, pushing it from 2014 to 2015, so this extra delay is especially worrisome. Recently another division within Ubisoft was brought on to help with the game, so while it might be having trouble coming together, it seems like Ubisoft is dedicated to getting the game to the proper state before launch. That launch is expected some time in early 2016, between January and March.

The Division certainly looks like an ambitious title, allowing for open world mechanics in a post-apocalyptic world. Fans have been anxiously anticipating the game, but as more Ubisoft titles launch with various issues the anticipation has turned to doubt and fear. Many wonder if the E3 presentations have been over-ambitious, promising more than the game can actually deliver. The delays hint at this somewhat, but they also show that Ubisoft is more interested in getting the game right, than getting it out on time. Hopefully they have learned from past mistakes and will have a great experience ready when Tom Clancy’s The Division releases in early 2016 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

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