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Tom Clancy's The Division delayed to 2016

An investor document released by Ubisoft earlier today listed Tom Clancy's The Division as a Q4 title and Shacknews has indeed verified with Ubisoft that the open-world shooter has slipped to next year.

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It's been quite a day for Ubisoft. On the heels of offering a first look at its latest Assassin's Creed game, Ubisoft also released its an investor document outlining its financials and upcoming slate. In that document, Tom Clancy's The Division was noticeably slotted for a 2016 release window.

Shacknews reached out to Ubisoft, where a source verified that the open-world shooter has indeed slipped to next year. Further information, including an exact release date, was not divulged. The Division is currently listed as a Q4 release, which puts its release roughly between January and March of next year.

Other notable items to emerge from the investor report include Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege set to release in Q3, which essentially nails it down for a Fall 2015 release. That should make the wait for The Division slightly easier.

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    May 12, 2015 1:40 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Tom Clancy's The Division delayed to 2016

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      May 12, 2015 1:45 PM

      Hmmm

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      May 12, 2015 1:46 PM

      This game is in production hell and will be a massive Watchdogs level disappointment.

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        May 12, 2015 1:59 PM

        Yup. Starting to get really concerned about this one. If they do another demo reel at E3 then pull back on more promises I'm done. Also I think they've missed the window on disaster games.

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          May 12, 2015 2:12 PM

          That first trailer was amazing...but so was Watch_Dogs.

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      May 12, 2015 2:41 PM

      I'm honestly at the point of not caring about this game anymore.I don't give a shit what anyone says,a three year delay is just flat out unacceptable.

      So should they rush the release? No,but what they should do is keep their mouths shut until they feel like they have a realistic time frame for release.

      My educated guess is that they are adjusting major elements of gameplay do to the backlash of Destiny.The Division was in essence the same "type" of game with the PVE and PVP elements,but I think they didn't want to incur the same wrath from gamers for making essentially the same game.

      I bet they went back to the drawing board to create something they could totally stand out and apart from Destiny.That,along with finishing their Snowdrop Engine,I think this is why this game is taking so long.

      The thing I find a major disappointment is that they were just bragging about how a playable alpha would be available really soon,and that they full game wouldn't be that far off.Now,I honestly don't give a shit when this game comes out.I'm just going to find other games to play and IF it's ever release,then maybe I'll get it,but I just don't know if I can trust Ubisoft anymore right now.

      /rant.

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      May 12, 2015 2:56 PM

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      May 12, 2015 2:59 PM

      FUCK. Seriously?! This was one of the main reasons I bought an Xbox One. Game was supposed to release back in Feb. I knew it would slip a little, but not this much.

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      May 13, 2015 5:32 AM

      Production hell. SURPRISE! (not really)
      This is beyond their scope,

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      May 13, 2015 5:33 AM

      Tell you what stop making these stupid AC games and put all your resources into this NEW and interesting IP. Hows that for some thinking?

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        May 13, 2015 5:34 AM

        Isn't this "new and interesting" IP just going to be a squad-based Borderlands?

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          May 13, 2015 5:59 AM

          Looks quite different in many regards based on the gameplay videos I've seen. I don't get the comparison. Just because there's shooting and it's online? It's not even an FPS.

          Might be shit, like any and all games, but this is totally one of my most expected games. Looks really cool. If they nail the gameplay and have enough variety, and open world mechanics that provide incentives to really play (say, Helldivers style), there's a ton of potential.

          A huge percentage of the games I've played and enjoyed in the last few years have been Ubisoft games, so I'm not exactly down with the "it's Ubisoft so it's going to suck" crowd either.

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            May 13, 2015 6:00 AM

            I'd like it to be awesome. But I thought I'd seen something recently saying it was more of a loot-based game than just a co-op TPS.

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            May 13, 2015 6:02 AM

            What specifically makes it different from most any other third person shooter? It looks like Rainbow Six Vegas with loot. I think that is a fantastic concept for a game and I will play it day one, but I have zero illusions about it being some kind of crazy innovative new concept

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              May 13, 2015 6:12 AM

              I guess it's relative. Considering the majority of AAA games follow very strict, well tested formulas, I think The Division looks somewhat fresh. But no, I wasn't saying that it's somehow a completely new gaming experience. But from what I've seen, I've not played anything exactly like it before either.

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          May 13, 2015 6:44 PM

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      May 13, 2015 7:30 AM

      I want what we saw in the "demo reel". We won't get what we saw in the "demo reel".

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