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Hideo Kojima on 'The Division': It's so good, 'it makes me want to quit my job'

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Tom Clancy's The Division is a next generation game that is being developed by Massive Entertainment and released by Ubisoft. We are featuring a segment this week with Massive Entertainment's Managing Director David Polfeldt. This segment focuses on people's initial reactions to the announcement of The Division at E3 2013. Polfeldt states below that competitors like DICE, the developers for Destiny, and even Hideo Kojima considered the game a "must see". Here is what Polfeldt had to say about those people's reactions.

What meant more to us than maybe anything else, is that we had every single competing developer come over to our booth and asking for a show. Two minutes after E3 opened, we had Hideo Kojima come over to the Ubisoft booth and he said I want to see The Division. Then the press guy said politely, ‘okay so do you want to see the other Ubisoft games?’ [Kojima replied] ‘nope I just want to see The Division.’ The very first presentation we did at E3 was made for Hideo Kojima and his interpreter. Then he leans forward to his interpreter and he says ‘you guys are so good, it makes me want to quit my job.’ So that was the first presentation at E3, and you can imagine after having been in what we felt like a coal mine for a long time, you get [Hideo Kojima coming over to see The Division] within 5 minutes of the show opens. We were like ‘dude this has going to work.’ We had DICE over, we had Destiny over, everybody else came over and said guys, ‘this is excellent, what have you been doing? Please show it to us.’ That was a career highlight, absolutely!

So it's safe to say that some of the best think, so far, that Tom Clancy's The Division is a masterpiece at work. Any time there is a specific positive response from the legendary Hideo Kojima, that will garner confidence in whoever and whatever is involved.

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