PS4, Xbox One game The Division not in trouble, dev insists

Ubisoft Reflections now co-developing Tom Clancy game with Ubisoft Massive, but the two-studio structure doesn't mean the game is in trouble.

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Ubisoft announced today that its UK studio Ubisoft Reflections will join Ubisoft Massive in developing upcoming Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC Tom Clancy game The Division, but the two-studio approach does not mean the game is in trouble, as it was previously suggested.

"That's absolutely not the case," Reflections managing director Pauline Jacquey told Develop. "This is part of a global model that Ubisoft has been deploying in the past seven or eight years.

"It's also classic team size management. You don't want your team to be too big when you're in the initial phase of conception, when you need a lot of agility," she added. "But when you're in full production--and given that the game's scope is gigantic--it needs a big team behind it."

An anonymous developer at Ubisoft Massive said last month that The Division's fall 2014 release window was "laughable" because actual game developer has "barely started."

It isn't known how far along development is on The Division, but Jacquey said her team at Ubisoft Reflections will have a major hand in the process, and will work on its main characters, enemies, RPG pillars, online components, and building the game's setting of Manhattan.

Ubisoft Reflections previously worked on Watch Dogs and Far Cry 3, among other titles.

Discussion

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RyogaRod
RyogaRod

900p on Xbox one and 1080p on PS4? Once this game starts getting near launch date I'm sure this will be an article gamespot will post to get people fighting over resolutions again lol. I have no idea what this game will run at on the next gen consoles, but so far it sounds like PS4 will most likely be the best version out of the two.

RyogaRod
RyogaRod

I hardly hear about this game? It looks amazing and a new IP at that. I hope it actually comes out in 2014.

Phrase_Universe
Phrase_Universe

I loved it too. But it was a broken, unsupported mess. 

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

We all know that Juno (or was it minerva?) released the virus, and in the end it will be up to Sam Fisher, Aiden Pearce and the modern day Assassins to bring her down.

Phrase_Universe
Phrase_Universe

I hope this doesn't turn out like Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. Years of development only to release a broken mess. My excitement level has come down a bit, but I'm still optimistic at the moment. 

Mackey18
Mackey18

It will be a mighty shame if this game gets cancelled. It quite frankly looks like the most appealing game of all the games announced for this gen.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

Im a big Tactical shooter fan and having played R6 Vegas 1 for the past 7 years on XBL I gotta say that I simply cant wait for this.......... oh, and the next instalment of R6 whenever that may come

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

Boy am I glad I won't have to play this beautiful game on a console especially the PS4 I'm mean the 30fps device, I'm mean the "Paystation 4"

Captain_Bing
Captain_Bing

Ok so I'm writing this as a die hard 360 gamer and fan.

So I went on an impulse find on craigslist and picked up a brand new PS4, or PISS4 as I'm so used to calling it, WHY??  curiosity, online buzz, cause you just can't get one, I don't know...I mean like I said it was an impulse buy.

SO my conflicting deals with a few issues...one system loyalty...or is there?  I've always been an Xbox-ite...I've owned the OG and the 360, picked up a slim after my first gen 360 finally died, note I subconsciously knew it would, and have been on XBL for nearly 6 years. that's a long ass time...and now we have next gen in our hands..and it's hard to just go and say..well time for the XB1...we gonna get Titanfall and...all the other games that the other systems will have. OH but we'll have HALO...but I was never a diehard Halo-ite either...yeah I played the games, but I was never online playing it like I was for COD or Battlefield...did I mention they are on the other systems as well...well who cares about the Wii..

An in that time, I have accomplishments..like my gamer score..yeah it's not in the 100s of thousands of points...but it's time invested....Now with the PS4, I have to start...FROM FRESH...GROUND ZERO...and I'm partially excited...and a little sad.  I mean it's something right?  and that DLC that I have...

Well, I am not getting rid of my 360 that's for damn sure..but now we come up to the real gist.  $$$

I have my XBL account....and it's just something I expect to see out of my account every month..10 bucks..but now...if I want to do stuff for next gen I'll have to get a PS account as well?  WAIT WHAT???  yeah ...it's one or the other..thus the conflict again..I'm a premium member on BF4..and the DLC I've already bought...it would be stupid to just drop it now, like real stupid...but PSN you can get those extra games each month...fresh games not just rehashes of games sold already over the years...some I've played, others.  Sofar here's what I've done...I bought a digital copy of AC4, YES I already have it for 360 and invested time already into it...but I needed a Game to really justifiy my purchase...and a shooter isn't it yet..more on that to follow.

Next is the interface...it takes some time to get used to...I mean look, I am so used to my dashboard that it's no joke, what I know...so now it's this streamlined page..kinda gets some time to orient with...and it's not bad!

Friends...I have none on PSN...I have some on 360, but here's the gist...when i game, I'm not group chatting it up or anything...so honestly, it's not a huge difference for me...other that I'm not online, and I don't have that comforting view of friends online..again new.

Controllers...dude the dualshock feels like NOTHING..I'm scared that I'm going to break it...I have large hands, not fat hands, just long fingers and a big palm...and I have to try and get used to the control scheme..but the controller doesn't feel bad..that was one thing I hated when I played on friends PS3...HATED IT...H A T E.  So now it's this..I have to get used to the dpad and stick configuration...and I'm sure that will happen over time.

SOOOOOO long story short....I did the leap, I crossed that line...for now.  I'm going to give Sony a shot..we'll see what's going to happen..will I get an XB1?  I don't KNOW....I do know that I will NOT pay for two services...that's just stupid...I have a good PC gaming rig, so I could play titanfall on that...

only time will tell.


Are there others like me out there, share your experiences and thoughts with me..

tightwad34
tightwad34

I say that can't be a bad thing. It should ensure that the game is going to be as good as they can possibly make. How good is our opinion.

demonkingx5
demonkingx5

better be 1080P 60 frames no excuses 

djpetitte
djpetitte

vid is definitely impressive. 

madgame23
madgame23

Ill wait on these games.  Ubisoft seems to be recycling old game tactics and putting them into different IP's, "hint hint," the action looks quite similar to GR-FS with some new additional functions.  As for games in general, lately I've been supremely let down by the new COD game that I had thought would have channeled what I enjoyed in COD4 but I was wrong again and BF4 has been an extremely bad let down also, every patch makes the game code worse!  They have released more patches within the first 4 months of release than most games made in the past 10 years have processed in their entire life cycle!  Titanfall is my last bastion of hope for a decent videogame, if it fails consider me done with gaming and will stick to the used bin for future purchases!  I should have quit years ago on the maturity aspect alone but I come back for the escape aspect.

Ghosthunter54
Ghosthunter54

I hope this game isn't in trouble. From the E3 demo it looks like one of the best games coming out for the new consoles in the (relatively) near future.

toffifee
toffifee

Take your time. I can wait as long as the game is good.

th3onewhoknocks
th3onewhoknocks

So? Grpahics is all this game has to offer? LOLOLLO!L

PC wins

GarGx1
GarGx1

The Division is a good looking game and could be fun. I didn't actually realise that Ubisoft had build a completely new engine specifically for it. With the work and money they must have already invested in the game then it's unlikely to no be released.


Using another of their own studios is a good way to adapt to the extra staff requirements as the workload increases, without needing to employ lots of new staff.  

helltoplay
helltoplay

I wouldn't imagine this would mean trouble. Another studio just says "two heads are better than one" to me. The screen shots look ridiculously good. I don't think I've ever been this hype from screen shots alone. This better have multiplayer. While single player games are fine with me, the screen shots on this just look as if it could be a great MP game. 

Kevlar101
Kevlar101

Why have I been getting the feeling that Ubisoft is everywhere these days?   >___>

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

This game will be running 720p 30fps on PS4 I'll bet.

doggiezilla
doggiezilla

If a Moderator comments he or she get's a cookie.

doggiezilla
doggiezilla

It won't be in trouble when it's released.

Kashmiro
Kashmiro

Looks good, but I highly doubted The Division was coming out in 2014 a few weeks back, and nothing is changing my thoughts on that. 

klorglork1
klorglork1

Really looking forward to this one.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

The division will be 1080p on PS4 and xbone 720p .

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

I don't know what you are talking about I love Ghost recon future soldier. It was a great great mp game.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

You will get this game on pc 6 months after consoles again like most AAA games. The master beggars . Begged and pleaded and petition for the division it was a console exclusive But the shameless Master beggars begged and begged.

The-Neon-Seal
The-Neon-Seal

@Captain_Bing Cool story bro...


But seriously, I went over to 360 after Ps2, then went back over to Ps3 and am likely never looking back. I literally thought 'what have I been missing?!' during the first few moneths owning a Ps3. My 360 is now largely just a dust collected to be fired up when I feel like playing Borderlands 2 or my Halo collection.

West123
West123

@madgame23  well your choice of games seems to be the problem...


farcry 3 was great give that a try..

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

Pc fanBoys begged and pleaded and petition For The Division just like GTA 5 . Please sir can you please give us your crumbs . PC games don't make money to much piracy .pc will get the division 6 months after consoles again like most AAA games.

evil_snuggles
evil_snuggles

You will get it the division 6 months after consoles again like most AAA games. PC fanBoys were begging and pleaded and petitioning again. For the division it was a console exclusive you pc fanBoys have no pride . Ain't proud to beg Should be the pc fanBoys lol lol lol

y2jarmyofficial
y2jarmyofficial

Nah after the update on march, it shouldn't be an issue no more:)

Mr_Mark_Legion
Mr_Mark_Legion

@slainta yeah i dont know why hed take a stab solely at PS and not MS when he comes back with...o im playing on the PC

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@slainta @lonesamurai1 But 2560x1440 120fps on PC, HA HA! I would not even bother playing it on a console.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@toffifee @lonesamurai1 Oh I doubt that very seriously it would be very difficult for that device to eek out that kind of graphical performance, i don't think you should get your hopes up because, nether Watchdogs nor The Crew will have those framerates on PS4 so I'm sure this will be even more of the same. PS4 just isn't up to the task this gen.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@monkeypukefight @lonesamurai1 Naw graphics aren't all that matters of course not, but man they make the game that much more enjoyable and immersive though.