Tom Clancy’s The Division originally released back in March 2016, quickly becoming one of Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment best-selling titles. Fans of the new IP were impatiently waiting for the sequel, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, officially revealed earlier in March this year. The title’s beta already has the highest number of registrations in the history of Ubisoft.
Managing Director at Massive Entertainment, David Polfeldt, was featured in an interview with GamesIndustry, where he discussed how both games can co-exist, describing The Division 2 as “an alternative path” to existing The Division player.
It’s been three years between The Division and Division 2. I think there’s a lot of interest in trying a similar type of mechanic but in a new way. I’m pretty sure people are curious about the new one.
Part of me thinks maybe The Division should remain live and The Division 2 is an alternative path for some people. I don’t know what will happen, I think we need to remain very open-minded about that.
Polfeldt continued to express his surprise regarding The Division’s success and growing community to this day, even with all the competitors and new games available in the market.
I was expecting to see more of an impact on our player base. It’s one of the things that has surprised me with The Division: people play a lot – in fact, we have a larger player base now than we had six months ago. We’re not particularly impacted by what other games are doing – that’s been a bit of a surprise to me, because I would have expected that when something huge launches, obviously players play more than one game so I was expecting to see more ups and downs in the player base. But it’s growing – it’s a mystery to me, but it’s working out quite well.
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is set to release on March 15 for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Check out the game’s Gamescom gameplay trailer below.