The Division is one of Ubisoft’s most important franchises, thanks to the positive reviews of the original title and its sequel, The Division 2, and the many DLC expansions that both games have received.
The French company does not want things to end there, though. It has announced its future aspirations for its universe. The announcement was made public via the company’s website as well as Ubisoft’s official Twitter account last week.
“You continued showing phenomenal support in the years since, playing with and against each other across major post-launch content for the original game. You also came along with us for the highly anticipated launch of The Division 2, making it one of the most successful games of 2019, and its 2020 expansion, The Division 2: Warlords of New York, the most active in the game’s history,” said Alain Corre, executive director of Ubisoft EMEA.
“Through all of this, you have created an incredible community of over 40 million players, setting the franchise on an expanding trajectory that now includes more games and more transmedia content set within The Division universe that we’re unveiling today,” Corre adds.
To maintain the hype surrounding The Division franchise, they have announced the development of The Division Heartland, a new iteration from Red Storm. It distinguishes itself as a free-to-play title. It will be a fresh and independent experience that does not include completing the previous chapters. It also takes place in a new setting.
There is currently no further information available besides the fact that it will launch on PC and consoles in 2021 or 2022. Before then, those interested in finding out more should sign up for the beta.
The Division is coming to mobile
According to the Ubisoft staff, Heartland isn’t the only new title in the works. For the first time, The Division would be available on mobile devices, taking the universe to an ever-larger audience. Despite revealing a different game from The Division universe for mobiles, they have not given any further information. Many searching for new adventures in The Division 2 would be pleased to learn that further improvements are on the way, with new game modes and other new content introduced between now and the end of the year.
A movie and book are also on the way
Also, The Division film starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal has been in the works for a few years now, thanks to Ubisoft Film & Television and Netflix. Nonetheless, the corporation needs to cover more ground, so it has announced an original novel that will take place after the events of The Division 2 and how the outbreak has infected other cities in the United States, indicating that the saga has a long way to go.