The last we heard of about The Division was last summer during E3 and GamesCom when new screenshots and gameplay were released. Since then, very little has been mentioned about the game despite Ubisoft confirming recently that it remained on track to release sometime this year. With March approaching, you can expect that gaming news will soon come in thick and fast following the Winter hiatus.
Ubisoft have confirmed their presence at the Games Developers Conference 2015 which takes place from Monday, 2nd March-Friday, 6th March at the Moscone Convention Centre in San Francisco. The Division’s Lead Level Designer, Chadi El Zibaoui, and Senior Technical Director, Jon Lauf, will be at the Lounge in the West Hall to deliver two separate presentations on the Monday and Friday, respectively. While GDC is typically for industry insight rather than consumer-targeted news, at last year’s GDC, Ubisoft debuted a new trailer showcasing a behind-the-scenes look at the Snowdrop Engine, the engine which powers The Division, as well as a blog post which looked at the engine in further detail. Visit the Ubisoft blog for all of the publisher’s scheduled plans for this year’s show.
In other interesting The Division news is something spotted by users on the game’s Reddit page. Their sleuthing brought signs of an Alpha link being prepared on the game’s official website, which we assume would allow users to gain entry into an Alpha test designed to gain important player feedback ahead of the game’s launch. While HTML variables not intended for the public isn’t official evidence, it certainly has us interested. Twitter user shinobi602 often posts plenty of interesting gaming news and stated in November that a beta would be coming in March to Xbox One first, which would back up these latest rumours.
Developed by three Ubisoft studios, The Division is a third-person shooter scheduled for release on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC this year.