Ubisoft have revealed that its popular third person shooter franchise The Division is getting a new game… available only on mobile platforms. The Division Resurgence is a mobile, free-to-play version, set in a massive open world.
The Division Resurgence is said to offer a whole new and independent campaign from Tom Clancy’s The Division 1 and Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, offering a new perspective on key story events. It takes place in a contemporary post-crisis America where a virus outbreak has created chaos and the collapse of the government. As an agent of the “Strategic Homeland Division” your mission is to restore peace, to protect civilians against hostile factions, and to help them build a better future.
So, how will The Division translate to mobile? According to the features revealed, we can expect to see controls and user interface that are specifically tailored to ensure a smooth experience on handheld devices. It will include a new storyline, with a PVE campaign and an open world that can be explored in solo or co-op, whether that be story missions or world activities. Much like The Division that we know and love, you’ll be able to collect and upgrade gear and weapons, and customise your character.
It’s an interesting move for The Division, but is in line with Ubisoft’s goals to move their franchises to a more free-to-play model. We’ve previously heard about The Division: Heartland, another free-to-play version of the game that was meant to be coming to PC and consoles. We haven’t heard anything about that for a while, but we assume it’s still in development, as it would certainly alienate the fans of the franchise if they were only limited to playing the game on mobile moving forward. Don’t forget about the Netflix movie in development too.
The Division Resurgence doesn’t have a release date yet, but you can take part in upcoming tests here if you want to check it out before it launches.