Ubisoft is expanding its Division series into new realms. The company announced a new free-to-play shooter called Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland. While details on the project are scarce at the moment, Ubisoft says that The Division Heartland acts as a standalone game that does not require previous experience with the series.
According to Ubisoft, the game will also provide a new perspective on The Division universe in a whole new setting. The game is coming to PC and consoles. It is unclear yet if that means PS4 and Xbox One.
While we know virtually nothing about The Division Heartland at this point, Ubisoft has already opened up early access sign-ups for the shooter. The developer says the game is expected to launch in either 2021 or 2022 which seemingly makes us think it is either a late 2021 game or early 2022.
We can only hope that The Division Heartland is not another battle royale take on the series but there is a good chance it could be. The name “Heartland” suggests that the game is set in the rural American Midwest. It will most likely be a vast open world but whether or not players will be running around killing each other before a circle closes is unclear yet.
The idea of a free-to-play MMO Division set in the American Midwest sounds great on paper so let us hope that Ubisoft is not prepping yet another battle royale game. We really don’t need it.
In other news, Ubisoft also announced that The Division will be coming to mobile. However, they did not share any information on the project whatsoever.
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