Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft have been working diligently on Tom Clancy's The Division over the past few years and ever since then fans have been waiting to hear more and more about the game. Today, new information has come to light across the industry and among the information is the revelation that Tom Clancy's The Division will only take place in a single borough of New York.
That borough is going to be Midtown Manhattan, which may surprise some of you based on the fact that the original E3 2013 demo was set in Brooklyn, a borough that is no longer in the launch version of the game. We wanted to know for sure if other boroughs will be in the game and here's what we heard back.
"For Tom Clancy's The Division we are going with Midtown Manhattan. It is because of the 1 to 1 re-creation and the way the pandemic has [happened]. Basically, everything has been hit and there are no more resources because everyone tried to get out. There is no more gasoline in the cars, there is no traffic, you're on foot.
"With the level of detail we have, doing Midtown Manhattan is a huge open-world experience and more than enough to sink your teeth into. It is a very sizable open-world game," Tom Clancy's The Division Creative Director Magnus Jansen told Examiner.com.
As we stated in an editorial about the setting of the game and in the video above, this shouldn't be a problem as the game is extremely dense with plenty to do. I do, however, share the same disappointment you may have about the game only be set in a single borough of New York after the potential we saw when the game was originally revealed.
All this isn't to say other boroughs can't or won't come to the open-world, but if they do, they'll most likely be in the form of an expansion. Nonetheless, Tom Clancy's The Division will make its long-awaited debut this coming March 8.