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E3: The Division images and gameplay

E3: The Division images and gameplay

For the second time in a row Ubisoft finished their press conference with a visual feast, and this time it's with Tom Clancy's The Division. Images and gameplay video inside.


LOS ANGELES – June 10, 2013 – Today at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, Ubisoft® announced the development of Tom Clancy’s The Division, a groundbreaking online, open-world RPG, for the Xbox One from Microsoft and the PlayStation® 4 from Sony, coming in 2014.

The Division takes place in New York 3 weeks after a lethal virus, released on Black Friday, swept through the city. One by one, basic services have failed. Society has collapsed into chaos. The President invokes Presidential Directive 51, and The Division, a top-secret unit of self-supporting tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, Division agents are trained to operate independently of command in this type of emergency situation. When the lights go out, their mission begins.

In a Tom Clancy universe dedicated to realism, explore the once-familiar streets and landmarks of the Big Apple, now decimated by looting and overrun by clans that will do anything to survive. From Central Park to the subway to the Statue of Liberty, nowhere is safe. Discover a persistent, online, open-world New York where exploration, combat, and RPG player-progression are essential.

“Our goal with Tom Clancy’s The Division is nothing short of completely changing the way people play online RPGs,” said Fredrik Rundqvist, executive producer, Ubisoft. “With the power of next-gen consoles behind it, The Division puts players in the middle of breathtaking, persistent multiplayer thriller in which they will explore, fight and work together as modern society collapses around you, all with the authenticity for which Tom Clancy games are renowned.”

Tom Clancy’s The Division is developed by Massive™ Entertainment, the Sweden-based Ubisoft studio renowned for the World in Conflict® series.

The game is the latest title set in the Tom Clancy’s™ universe, which has sold more than 76 million games worldwide across its different franchises. Other forthcoming Tom Clancy’s-branded experiences from Ubisoft include Splinter Cell®: Blacklist™, developed by Ubisoft Toronto, which delivers a gripping modern-day special-ops storyline with a new level of technical innovation and quality. For more information, visit

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Commented on 2013-06-11 01:41:12
The best visual game i seen, especially the amount of insane details on the character and animations.
The city looks fantastic as well, it looks so realistic as in immersive and crowded with objects and just "filled".

Loved it!
Commented on 2013-06-11 01:41:20
Best E3 game by far!!

Will buy on PS4 day one!
Commented on 2013-06-11 01:44:00
If this game didn't look awesome and pretty much like one of those "dream game ideas" for me, I'd be really disappointed about the lack of a PC version. But, it looks fantastic and I can't be angry at it. I just can't!
Commented on 2013-06-11 01:44:26
This beat out BF4 as best looking game so far. Kinda blew my mind. The details and density of those details is crazy. I honestly thought it was all fake when it started. It still could be, but man has it got me excited. Ubi taking home game of show...again? Could well happen.
Commented on 2013-06-11 01:44:50
BF4..Mirrors Edge 2..Battlefront 3..And now, The Division (My jaw dropped)

The Swedes are on fire tonight!
Commented on 2013-06-11 01:48:42
BF4 for me but this looks good.
Commented on 2013-06-11 01:54:47
Best looking!!!!???
To me its just looks like a watch dogs DLC.
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:04:13 In reply to mehdino1
Posted by mehdino1
Best looking!!!!???
To me its just looks like a watch dogs DLC.
It's realistic, it must be just like the other!
It looks a bit like it, but not much. One is a thriving, technologically advanced city, the other is at best disheveled and at worst crumbling. One's a "Go hack that stuff" game and the other is a "survive and explore" game.
Just because they both take place in realistic city environments doesn't mean you need to smash them together as the same thing. That got old the first third person shooter coming out after Gears of War was called a Gears clone.
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:08:32
next gen is looking great :D

aside from that.. you know one machine and its issues, aside from that everything looking decent so far until you know..

the division 14...
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:09:01
A realistic looking game that's actually imaginative.
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:09:57 In reply to mehdino1
Posted by mehdino1
Best looking!!!!???
To me its just looks like a watch dogs DLC.
ok lets say it looks like watch dogs because of the same UI.. right..

so thats a bad thing now? only like 1 hour ago was we all saying how good watch dogs looks aside from it been held back by current gen..
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:10:09
missed ubi conference but just watched the vid to this... looks stunning. And its an mmo? that's very impressive
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:11:37
its not mmo, i think it works in the sam vein as dayz
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:15:37
Online open world co-op game.

Take that how you will.

Oh, its a action "RPG" so dont forget that, i hope we can customize our characters since its 3rd person (thank god).
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:16:43
This looks better than watch dogs, graphically, by far. This is a bit of proof of what can be done with a title planned exclusively for next-gen hardware. Watch Dogs looks like it has current gen bones. Like the hopped up PC ports we've been seeing as of late. Not bad at all, but clearly designed to also work on 8yr old hardware
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:17:57 In reply to ManThatYouFear
Posted by ManThatYouFear
its not mmo, i think it works in the sam vein as dayz
isn't day z an mmo? it looked like it was all online.. rpg elements, open word, getting tasks ect
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:26:09 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
isn't day z an mmo? it looked like it was all online.. rpg elements, open word, getting tasks ect
Small scale. Isn't it 50 players per server?
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:27:33

Totally its not bad thing . its just looks like watch dogs but in a destroyed and uninhabited city (lacks of AIs and moving cars).
For PS boys its best looking game because of the game ran on a ps4 during the show! LOL
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:28:47
this game? I dunno. Still very very impressive having it online with 50 players and those visuals
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:29:11
Wow, you are delusional.

The game is on both systems. I don't see how you can't be impressed by this (yet managed to say the xbone is the most powerful console because they showed BF4) hypocrite much?
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:35:28
It is on both consoles, but it will be just like current gen with it depends which one is easier to develop for and stronger, that version will be the one to pick (if one is rich enough to buy both lol).

For example 360 was easier so visuals (and sometimes performance) looked better on multiplatform games on that than on Ps3. With next gen, we dont know yet, but if specs are right between the consoles Ps4 is more powerful and very developer friendly now than ever before. So it will be either identical or slightly better on PS4, nobody knows that yet.

We just know Division was running on a PS4 and this is the outcome.
Was it truly running on 1080p or is the video in 1080p just for the sake of it being a video? I hope the game runs on 1080p/30fps since it looks amazing.
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:55:25
Graphics are really impressive, but what's with the Watch Dogs comparisons? That's just bizarre to me.

I don't know if I just have a kind of extreme visual attentiveness or if it's that some people have a real problem with visual comprehension.

In what I've seen, Watch Dogs & The Division are clearly pretty different in aesthetics & gameplay.
Commented on 2013-06-11 02:56:56
The fact that this game is open world and still looks this good is amazing to me. This takes the lead for next gen so far.
Commented on 2013-06-11 04:17:26
Looks amazing for sure. Any word if this has a single player though? I read it was basically an mmo shooter or something. It would too bad to force players through this amazing looking experience with a bunch of pre-pubescent boys yelling obscenities and air humping dead enemies. If so, I will pass...
Commented on 2013-06-11 05:02:52
Mother of God if it's like dayz/warz/wasteland open world in a city with story as well.

Take my money.. take it all
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