Thebesplayers : The Division Doesn't Include Brooklyn at Launch

Although , the ambitious shooter will not include the borough, at least not at launch. Instead, Ubisoft is focusing exclusively on Midtown Manhattan for the game’s release–and as it turns out, there is a story-based reason behind this decision.

“For Tom Clancy’s The Division we are going with Midtown Manhattan,” creative director Magnus Jansen told. “It is because of the 1-to-1 recreation and the way the pandemic has [happened]. Basically, everything has been hit and there are no more resources because everyone tried to get out. There is no more gasoline in the cars, there is no traffic, you’re on foot.”

Jansen went on to say that Midtown Manhattan itself will offer a “huge open world” and it should make up “more than enough to sink your teeth into.” Jansen added that players can look forward to a deep level of detail and density in the main Midtown Manhattan map.

. It’s possible that Brookyln–as well as other boroughs like Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island–could be added post-launch. This is not confirmed, however.

for people who preordered the game. and players can jump in January 29; the pre-release play period ends on January 31 for all platforms.

After multiple delays, The Division’s full release is now scheduled for March 8 across Xbox One, PS4, and PC. For lots more on The Division, check out –and it was.

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