If you thought you'd seen the last of Tom Clancy's The Division - you were wrong. Ubisoft has announced a new free-to-play title set within the same universe known as The Division: Heartland, coming to Xbox sometime between 2021 and 2022.
Being developed by Tom Clancy game veterans, Red Storm, the game is said to be a standalone project that requires no previous knowledge of the universe or lore. Instead, it will give players a new insight into the world of The Division. Outside of that, not a lot else is known, but you can sign up to its early test phases to be one of the first to check the game out.
"Today, we’re pleased to share that Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland, a free-to-play game set in The Division universe, is in development at our Red Storm studio. Having worked on Tom Clancy games since 1997, its extensive experience across numerous genres and games, most recently The Division and The Division 2, makes Red Storm a perfect fit for this project.
Heartland is a standalone game that doesn’t require previous experience with the series but will provide an all new perspective on the universe in a new setting. The game will be made available in 2021-22 on PC, consoles, and cloud."
This is only one part of a massive push for The Division's universe. A roadmap has highlighted numerous upcoming projects for the course of the following years. A movie, novel, mobile game, and even new content for The Division 2 are all said to be in the works. If you're a fan of the series, it's going to be a busy few years.
We'll probably hear more about these plans, including the elusive Heartland, at Ubisoft's upcoming E3 presentation. The company is returning with Ubisoft Forward, which will bring new reveals, news, and gameplay for us to feast our eyes on. A mysterious Ubisoft game also appeared on the Microsoft Store the other day - could it have been The Division: Heartland? It's food for thought.
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