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Rumor: Development on The Division 'has barely started'


According to a source at The Division developer Ubisoft Massive, the PC, PS4 and Xbox One game won't be able to meet its projected 2014 launch. The game takes place in New York as it's swept up in a global pandemic triggered during Black Friday.

"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.

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