The Division's 2014 release window is "laughable," claims Ubisoft source -- Report

"It's a large project, and we have very far to go," says an anonymous developer.

Ubisoft's hotly anticipated The Division will "never be able" to make its late 2014 release window, a source at developer Ubisoft Massive is said to have claimed.

GameReactor reports that an anonymous source at Ubisoft Massive told the site that most of the development time has gone into the game's Snowdrop engine, and that work on the game itself has barely begun.

"The game engine works well," said the source, "it's not done but works well. The actual game development has barely started, however."

"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."

The Division was unveiled for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC at E3 2013, and the game is a third-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic New York. Ubisoft has said the title will feature an "unprecedented level of realism."

GameSpot has approached Ubisoft for comment.

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Oggy1985
Oggy1985

This definitely isn't a next-gen gaming. It looks nice, but you have NO interaction with surrounding. It's like a static picture. Even HL2 in the "old days" had plenty of interaction with environment. My bet is that it's going to be linear as hell.

Lee Cox
Lee Cox

too much hype surrounding this game, hype always kills games, you simpletons do realize that by the time this game is released it will look nothing like the tech demos shown? LOL

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

So what they're saying is that they dangled this carrot in our faces like its ready to go and we wont see this for another year?  This is BS.  The Division was only one of 5 games that I honestly cared about with next gen.  I'm bummed now.


I bet a lot of the PC people are pissed.  By the time The Division comes out, their rigs will need to be upgraded or replaced...more money down the drain

Jake Fleming
Jake Fleming

I'd rather them spend time working on this then just throwing it out of the window for everybody to grab completely unfinished with a majority of it's features unfinished. Aslong as they finish the game and make it play amazingly, I'm glad to hear this. I just hope they don't bring out anything which is paying for access. Too many games have done that recently, It's always ended up quite bad for my experiences.

Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson

Aww say it ain't so? I should've know Ubisoft would push it, oh well...

Daniel Paddon
Daniel Paddon

Its a business they won't release 2 games close to each other it would be competing against watchdogs

Luis Gil
Luis Gil

I wouldnt be surprised, its ubisoft they always have a tendency of delaying games, but at least its better to improve a game instead of to release a half-ass product *cough* BATTLEFIELD 4 *cough*.

Sky Blue Waters
Sky Blue Waters

As long as Watch_Dogs comes out soon, I'm fine with this delay

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

people stop justifying the inevitable ffs..

Kainoa Kaku
Kainoa Kaku

That's fine. They should take their time and release a great game.

Brunno Gaspari
Brunno Gaspari

ubisoft, take your time please, even if it means releasing this 2,3 or even 4 years later

Alen Đurić
Alen Đurić

2015 baby :) this and Blade & Soul and my mind is in peace ...

vackillers
vackillers

I would love to see the game this year don't get me wrong as this is perhaps the my most anticipated game of 2014 but I really dont give a monkeys if we have to wait just a little longer though. Way too many studios rush their games out and then we have months and months of waiting for the game to be fully fixed and which in most cases the game never gets fully fixed. Dont care if its a major delay so long as the game gets a proper finish to it, this is the sorta game I can quite happily wait a year or more for dont bother me at all... Wish Media would stop fucking around trying make games missing releases is such a terrible fucking thing blowing it out of porportion as usually again. Games are finished, when they are finished, EVERYONE knows that release days sent out to media outlets are more estimated release days and targets they set then actual set in stone. (unless you work for EA).


So how about we leave the rumor mill on release dates and just leave it up the developers to decide when it'll get release eh?

Nathan Denna
Nathan Denna

i'm guessing it will be more like spring 2016 before we will be able to play this game

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

Wasn't there another game which had a breakable environments? I forget the name but it was almost a decade ago. I'd love to waste ammo on breaking the environment :D

Justin Keller
Justin Keller

Driving up demand good job....should be some great games out to play until then.

Josh Couch
Josh Couch

Damn it. I'd rather it be rushed though. Take your time.

Marc Boggio
Marc Boggio

I never thought for a second this would be out in 2014

Rocky Ho
Rocky Ho

How do you figure? First person field of view doesn't actually have to be narrowed. Is there something else I'm missing?

Michael D
Michael D

if it was 3rd and 1st person then 3rd person people would have advantage in online.

Ernst Kramer
Ernst Kramer

Come on,really, how long do they need? After all this time a rushed game this game can never be, ok more games are coming But i'd like to play this one!

Priyam Kumar
Priyam Kumar

take a year but don't be battlefield 4 :\

Geno Weaver
Geno Weaver

The Long development the better the game.

Dave Cooper
Dave Cooper

They are probally trying to get it to run above 30fps on consoles.

Topher Drew
Topher Drew

This game looks awesome so far....please don't rush the game....

assassinnoob
assassinnoob

It depends on what you mean by "interact". In GTA, there is a world for you but you can't really do anything to the world. If what you mean by interaction is tipping over a table an make it your cover, or push a chair towards an enemy to block or hit them, or shooting a light down and hit an opponent in the head, knocking them out, then we are still kinda far away from that. Although MGS: Phantom Pain has shown a lot of creativity in taking out enemies, I doubt they'll have that sort of thing every game any time soon, even in next-gen. I personally think The Division is incredible in it's lighting and environment. I remember in one of the demos, they shot a bunch of paint and it spatters on the enemy and the wall behind. How sun rays goes through the bullet holes. How the backlight of a car changes the color of the steam coming out of the ground. Those little details intrigue me and I don't know how you think that's not next-gen.

Setho10
Setho10

@Oggy1985 At the E3 demo they showed the entire environment getting ripped to shreds. Everything from cement, to billboards, to car windows were shown being deformed in physically accurate manners with bullets making actual holes in the objects where they were hit and light shining through the holes in the billboard from the setting sun. So the former point is not true. As for the latter, this game is an open world MMO in which you can explore the whole city freely at any point you wish.

If you are going to insult a game at least know the tiniest bit about it first. Considering this game is the exact opposite of what you just described I have a feeling you watched some teaser trailer, made a bunch of (completely wrong) assumptions and came here to start trolling what looks to be the most ambitious next gen game announced yet.

phrozac
phrozac

Correction: "I'd rather them spend time working on this THAN just throwing it out of the window..."


You literally said that you'd rather they throw it out of the window AFTER they spend time working on it.

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

Technically its not an MMO.  It has similar features but there aren't going to be hundreds of other players to interact with like a classic MMO.  

kalpesh_78
kalpesh_78

don't rush the game but I can't wait :P

FretsOfDeath
FretsOfDeath

@Setho10 @Oggy1985  exactly. this game shows that it has mountains of environmental interaction. I remember one of the most talked about things with the E3 demo was the fact that the character shut the car door while passing by it. It is a massive open world MMO, that I believe they have already claimed will not be sequeled, but rather added onto the original game and expanding on the environment. And the city looked massive too. Gauging from the end of the demo, you will be able to cross all the way over the bridge into Manhattan as well.  


I"m super psyched for this game. I'm looking forward t it more than any other game for next gen.