"The game engine works well, it's not done but works well. The actual game development has barely started, however," a Ubisoft Massive source has told GameReactor. "The fact that Ubisoft has gone public with a 2014 release date feels laughable to be perfectly honest, we will never be able to release The Division this year. It's a large project, and we have very far to go."
We contacted Ubisoft and were given the standard boilerplate response: "We do not comment on rumors or speculation."
The Division, an online open-world RPG with shooter elements set in the Tom Clancy universe, was revealed at E3 last year. A subsequent press release from Ubisoft following the announcement guaranteed the game for 2014, though CEO Yves Guillemot clarified during an investor's call a month later that release would be closer to the end of 2014 than the beginning of the year.