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#1 Andrew G.

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Posted 07 January 2014 - 16:17

The Division May be Delayed to 2015
An anonymous source has claimed work on the game world has barely begun.
 
by Luke Karmali

January 7, 2014

 

The Division may be delayed until 2015 according to an anonymous source from Ubisoft Massive.

 

Speaking to GameReactor, the source claimed that while the recently-demonstrated Snowdrop Engine that powers the game is close to completion, only a sliver of the actual world has been built.

 

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

 

"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."

 

While unconfirmed, it's certainly possible that the title may have slipped to 2015 considering the fate that's befallen other Ubisoft titles. Last year, the publisher said that upcoming racer The Crew would release in the first quarter of 2014, with The Division following towards the end of the year. Since then though, a number of setbacks have occured.

 

Firstly, Watch Dogs was delayed to the first part of 2014, then The Crew was pushed back to the second quarter of the year. While we still don't have a solid release date for The Crew, it would make sense for Ubisoft to want to leave a bit of a gap between launching its titles. This means that the earliest we could see The Division would be the tail end of the year or, as the source suggests, maybe not before 2015, especially as the PC version is planned to be far more than a simple port.

 

We reached out to Ubisoft for comment but were told the publisher doesn't comment on rumour and speculation. For the time being the rumour is unsubstantiated, but it's definitely not outside the realms of possibility.

 

http://uk.ign.com/ar...delayed-to-2015

 

Very disappointing if true. This is my most anticipated game along with Watch_Dogs :(




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Posted 07 January 2014 - 16:20

To be honest, if they release it and works perfectly I will be happy that someone took the decision to not release a game before it is ready. The game looks amazing so I think the wait will be worth it.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 16:20

http://uk.ign.com/ar...delayed-to-2015

 

Very disappointing if true. This is my most anticipated game along with Watch_Dogs :(

I just keep watching it cause everyone else seems excited.

 

I just haven't seen enough to actually get excited about.



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Posted 07 January 2014 - 16:23

starting to look like all of the big next gen games that got people excited to buy a new console early are flaking out to be much later releases. Im more and more glad that i didnt buy one yet and will be waiting until this fall / holiday season to buy one.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 01:21

Damn! I really looking forward to this game. But I'm not totally surprised given the lack of new content since E3. Oh Ubisoft...what happened to you?



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 02:52

Hoping this isn't true.  IMO most "anonymous" sources are usually wrong.    Plus the year just started so I can't comprehend how they won't be able to release it. 

 

If they do hold it back, many people including me will be disappointed. 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:00

If this is true and they haven't even really started proper develop for the game, well I say delay it until 2015. Battlefield 4 surely has to be the new poster child of what happens when you just rush your product. Take your time and give me a perfect game.

 

Damn! I really looking forward to this game. But I'm not totally surprised given the lack of new content since E3. Oh Ubisoft...what happened to you?

I think they just got cocky with good sales.

 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:05

So what we saw was a "vertical slice". Still, better hold it until it's done rather than rush. The amount of crappy releases in 2013 still boggles my mind.



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 03:22

I"ve actually made a deadline for me to purchase my next-gen console when The Division is released. Now it's pushed much further, it's going to bbs a while till I get it. 



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 22:52

Well, I am getting this for PC, so the delay sucks but I've come to expect most games that were shown as 'next-gen' to promote the consoles were really just tech ideas. The state of gaming - particularly in the console arena - is going down a slippery slope and consumers need to put a stop to it. We keep gushing over these 'previews' and alpha state games when, in reality, its just another way for AAA companies to do a kickstarter. Maybe I'm cynical and a pessimist...I just am really worried where all this is heading (and yes, BF4 has left a nasty taste in my mouth).



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 23:07

I like that they are approaching this game like Rockstar and Naughty Dog. 

 

That is the 'It will be done when its done' motto. Id rather dev's spend quality time making the game as good as it can be before releasing it to the public.
 



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 00:31

Damn! I really looking forward to this game. But I'm not totally surprised given the lack of new content since E3. Oh Ubisoft...what happened to you?

 

The focused to much on making the next 8 assassins creed games and trying to figure out how to break them into as small of pieces as possible.

 

I personally don't see this as a good thing. When a game is delayed twice (if this rumor is true) within a few months you know things aren't going well for it. That's a shame too because I was planning on getting the pc version if/when it ever came out.



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:06

They also scrapped Rainbow Six and are redoing it, supposedly. Ubisoft went from a Tom Clancy power house, to releasing Assassin's Creed after Assassin's Creed. :no:



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Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:25



#15 TheExperiment

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Posted 10 January 2014 - 01:27

They also scrapped Rainbow Six and are redoing it, supposedly. Ubisoft went from a Tom Clancy power house, to releasing Assassin's Creed after Assassin's Creed. :no:

Considering I can hardly find anyone who likes the later Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon, and Splinter Cell just now underperformed...I'm not surprised.





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