Interview - Massive Entertainment talks new changes in The Division 2

What the devs have learned from the past and how they plan on improving for the sequel.


We caught up with Yannick Banchereau, the live content manager at Massive Entertainment to talk about his teams work on the upcoming The Division 2. Set a few months after the first game, The Division 2 sees players go to Washington DC to keep the nation's capital in tact as the city falls apart.

In the interview below, Banchereau talks about how he and his team learned from The Division and how they plan on improving things for the sequel. The first Division game took a while to really find a footing and hit its stride, The Division 2 looks to come out of the gate sprinting. He specifically talked to us about their plans for content after the games launch. They’ve already got plans in place to have DLC content throughout the first full year after launch. Although we didn’t receive any concrete confirmation on plans after that, Banchereau assured us that they plan to support the game for as long as people are still playing it.

An interesting tidbit that came out of the interview is that Massive and Ubisoft have no current plans to shut down or stop supporting the first Division any time soon. Although they’d like for fans to make the jump to The Division 2, “we’re not ending the support on The Division 1, we’re not going to shut down the servers…” With this, major fans of the first game can breathe a sigh of relief that the time and hard work they put into The Division won’t be thrown out of the window for the sake of forcing them to upgrade.

There are several more nuggets of information about Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 within the full interview. If you like what you see, subscribe to the Shacknews and GamerHubTV YouTube channels for more developer interviews.

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