The Division enlists Ghost Recon developer to create its weapons

Red Storm will work alongside Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft Reflections to create the game's virtual guns.

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Ghost Recon: Future Soldier developer Red Storm has revealed it is one of the development studios working on upcoming open-world adventure The Division.

Red Storm, based in North Carolina, will work alongside Swedish developer Massive Entertainment. The team is being put to work on creating the game's weapons.

Red Storm, which fancies itself as a bit of an expert in this field, says its accuracy in building virtual weapons comes from its connections with local military. “We’ve had manufacturers come in and literally disassemble the entire weapon all the way down to the nuts and bolts," said producer Tony Sturtzel, "and our guys are taking hi-res photos of those things."

"We probably have unparalleled access to these types of things because of our authenticity department and their focus on relationships. We’re not ever gonna let the cat out of the bag on some of the relationships we have!”

Writing on the company blog, Ubisoft communications manager Gary Steinman said Massive started looking to enlist an additional developer to create the game's cache of realistic weaponry back in fall 2013.

Newcastle-based UK developer Ubisoft Reflections, the team behind Driver: San Francisco, is also working on the game.

Ubisoft says The Division is still on track for a release in 2014, though an anonymous developer reportedly said the idea of the game making it out this year was "laughable".

Discussion

20 comments
Vodoo
Vodoo

There's no way this game is gonna be ready this year. If it does manage to release, and without major bugs or missing features, then there's no reason Watch Dogs took so long (or any other game for that matter).

If I were you guys, I wouldn't get my hopes up with this game. Ubisoft already pulled that vertical-slice bullshit with Watch Dogs and they're probably doing the same thing with this game. That awesome demo we saw was probably made as a tech demo and isn't representative of the real product. I'm looking forward to it also, but I'm extremely skeptical about how it'll turn out.

Brakkyn
Brakkyn

The conversations all seem so casual and detached.

moldyspud
moldyspud

Hopefully not from the PC version... because that game STILL doesn't work on my PC even after all the updates. I have to downclock my card to play it. They wouldn't allow a refund... no way am I buying ubisoft anything on the PC. At least I know on PS4 they'll have to make it work.

slay3r88
slay3r88

this game is going to be epic i just know it

je29836
je29836

good cuz future soldier was awesome

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

Never got a chance to play Future Soldier... Was the gunplay in the game any good??? 

croxus
croxus

Will work?? As if not already worked yet??

Would this mean that the game is not even vaguely close to completion?

As i suppose a military shooter has in its core engine the weaponry,they should at best at 25%, so its like at least two years away from a release date...

Lach0121
Lach0121

The only "MMO" I am interested in!


It has the potential to be a massive success...

gamingnerd121
gamingnerd121

Not sure if that's a good thing. Future Soldier wasn't exactly that great.

rskueem
rskueem

Awesome! Also Ghost Recon Phantoms(old name GRO) is releasing on steam today ^^

radcrab123
radcrab123

wait so technically The Division is the sequel to GR:FS And Splinter Cell because all tom clancy games are in one universe......

quakke
quakke

The Division is gonna be a bad game.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Red Storm, they use to make awesome tactical military shooters.


I get my fix from ARMA now with my own missions i make. But they use to be my go to tactical FPS company.

Gazz_mann
Gazz_mann

Im so excited for this game!

Darknight765
Darknight765

Anonymous developer, don't crush my dreams for next gen this year.

gamingfriendly
gamingfriendly

Good to hear now the weapons will be fantastic, you cant make a shooter with crappy looking weak sounding weapons with no recoil.