About The Division

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Plot

"In 2001, an operation known as "Dark Winter" was launched which was a real-world exercise that tested the emergency response to a bio-terror attack on the United States. The simulation spiraled out of control within a few days, and predicted that a "breakdown in essential institutions," civil disorder, and massive civilian casualties. "Dark Winter has revealed how vulnerable we've become. Our lifestyle, our security, our safety depends on a delicate and unstable economy. We've created a system so complicated that we no longer understand how to control it. Oil, power, shipping, transport -- we live in a complex world, and the more complex it gets, the more fragile it becomes. The system is built on a global supply chain that gets things where they're needed -- just in time. We've created a house of cards. Remove just one, and everything falls apart. And what's fueling this system? Money." In 2007, a new Presidential directive was secretly signed that was put into law. This executive order, known as Directive 51, was created to respond to a national crisis such as "Dark Winter." Rumors such as sleeper cells, shadow agencies, and covert operations relating to the directive was spread. Three weeks before the events of The Division on November 23rd, the day known as "Black Friday," a virus began spreading through banknotes that started to spread through human skin, food and toys, causing millions of people to become infected. Within five days, the virus causes the United States to breakdown and fall apart."

"Day one: Hospitals will reach capacity -- panic will strike. Day two: Quarantine zones will be established, resources will be rationed, transport will go into lock-down. Day three: International trade will stop, the oil will dry up, the stock market will collapse. Day four: The power will fail, shelves will be empty, taps will run dry. And once hunger and despair take hold, people will do anything for survival. By day five, everyone will be a potential threat." During the events of Tom Clancy's The Division, in New York City, a classified unit of highly trained, self-supported tactical agents known as "The Division" is set out to prevent the falling of society from the virus.

Snowdrop Game-Engine

Tom Clancy's The Division is powered by Snowdrop. Snowdrop is a game-engine that is tailor-made for next-gen consoles. This game-engine will take full advantage of the next-gen consoles with:

  • Dynamic Global Illumination
  • Stunning Procedural Destruction
  • Insane amount of detail and visual effects

This game-engine will allow players to experience gaming at it fullest and allow them to feel as if they are actually in the game itself.

Online Experience

The Division is an MMO which will immerse the player into the world of chaos, and betrayal. Players will have a choice to team up with others of the same faction, and take on quests together, or go questing by themselves which will be harder, due to PVP mechanics implemented. Players will have a chance to do side missions, for example saving an NPCs in the police station or just walk by it. There will always be pluses and minuses to the way players shape the world, since every quest will affect everything around them.


Players will also have a chance to use more than just robots, which provides air/ground support, but also portable turrets that fires at enemies without the player having to control it.

In The Division players can customize weapons, but they will also be given a chance to customize their characters to their liking. Character customization will go as far as clothes, gender, and face. There may be more character customization in the future as these are the only ones that have been confirmed as of yet.

Also The Division will have a PVP multiplayer mode that will be fully integrated into the game's story experience, which will allow other players to fight each other while completing campaign.

Locations

There will be many areas that the player will be able to visit and navigate:
Tip: Scroll over a location and click them to see their main page
Brooklyn
Court
Dumbo Ferry
Grand Central
Jane's Carousel
Manhattan
The Underground
Washington Street
Click here to see the full list of locations:

Companion App

There will be no companion app.

PC Community Shows How Passionate and Vocal They Are

Due to PC players showing how vocal and passionate they are about the PC community, The Division, will be available to them as well during launch date. PC Petition

Release Date

Tom Clancy's The Division was slated to be released late 2014 for PS4, Xbox One, & PC, but according to rumors and Ubisoft's latest financial report it may be early 2015.