Ubisoft has officially announced that Tom Clancy’s The Division 3 is in early development at Massive Entertainment, the studio behind the upcoming Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Star Wars Outlaws. Massive also developed the first two Division games and it will once again return to develop the third installment in the popular series.
Ubisoft revealed that Julian Gerighty, the current creative director of Star Wars Outlaws, has been promoted to executive producer of The Division franchise. Gerighty will oversee the development of The Division 3.
Ubisoft released a statement regarding Gerighty’s new role as producer on The Division 3, stating:
“As Executive Producer, Julian Gerighty will oversee all The Division games and products, including Tom Clancy’s The Division 3, led by Massive Entertainment who is actively building a team for the game. In his new role, Julian will drive the many interdependent production elements of The Division brand in a unified direction. This includes development oversight, operations, and creative vision together with the development teams around the world who are currently developing the mobile game Tom Clancy’s The Division Resurgence, Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland, and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.”
Ubisoft added that Gerighty will still remain committed to Star Wars Outlaws, stating, “Julian remains fully committed to making Star Wars Outlaws a success both for the development team and fans. He will remain on the project through launch to ensure the game meets the intended creative vision and provides a great experience for players.”
Julian Gerighty has been appointed Executive Producer for the Tom Clancy’s The Division brand. Julian will oversee all games and products, including Tom Clancy’s The Division 3, led by Massive Entertainment who is actively building a team for the game.
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Considering that The Division 3 is still in early development, it will be a while until we see the game in any official capacity – especially since Massive Entertainment already has its hands full with two upcoming AAA projects. All the focus will likely be on the new Avatar and Star Wars games at the studio, so The Division fans might be in for a long wait.
As for Ubisoft’s 2023 schedule, the publisher will release Assassin’s Creed Mirage this October and Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora in December. Read our full exclusive preview for Assassin’s Creed Mirage.
Source: Massive Entertainment