After a press release was unintentionally leaked online, Ubisoft has made it official: The Division 2 is in development. The press release was a letter from Julian Gerighty, Creative Director at Massive Entertainment, and while it was short on details about the sequel, it confirms that the development team is committed to releasing more content for the original game in the coming months. It was mentioned that the shooter sequel will be a massive (no pun intended) undertaking, with development help coming from Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai.
The Division 2 needing a very large team to complete should be no surprise to players of the first game. The post-Christmas New York City featured in The Division was inarguably the most densely packed and finely detailed environment ever seen in a video game, in addition to being enormous. Those hoping for any details on The Division 2 will have to wait, though. On it’s official twitter account, Ubisoft asked gamers to wait until E3 2018 for a full reveal:
See you at E3 2018.— Ubisoft (@Ubisoft) March 8, 2018
In the meantime, players of The Division can look forward to more global events and the addition of new legendary difficulty missions, along with an Xbox One X update that will bring 4K functionality.