Tom Clancy’s The Division is a squad based, third-person shooter from Ubisoft. Set in a dystopian near-future, it's a world of mistrust, shaky alliances, and betrayal.
The Dark Zone
The details of the story are sketchy but, somewhere in the near future, something goes horribly wrong. New York City is abandoned, and the streets are haunted by abandoned cars and army transports. But this wasn’t a war, it was an outbreak, and now Manhattan (a.k.a. The Dark Zone) is under quarantine by the Strategic Homeland Division – or The Division for short.
It is in this pressure cooker environment that Tom Clancy’s The Division takes place. It is a world of distrust and double crosses – the perfect environment for this online multiplayer shooter.
After entering The Dark Zone, you should consider yourself a target. Exploring the eerily deserted city, you can find loot to upgrade your character – but this is only usable once it has been identified at your base. So, you must survive and evacuate a level if you want your rewards.
Once you call for extraction, keeping the teammate that requested it alive becomes your team’s focus. This means fighting off opponents until the helicopter arrives. You have to be careful, however, as your own team can betray you for a larger haul of the swag. Rogue teammates have to wait longer for extraction and, with their respawning team still out for blood, this should create some good risk-reward moments.
Currently only three person teams have been shown, but how these are used varies. Some modes have three teams fighting it out, while others take place on open maps with players organically meeting other teams as they explore. Expect more modes to be announced in the coming months.
The future is coming
Tom Clancy’s The Division is coming to PC, PS4, and Xbox One on March 8th 2016.