It's one of the most anticipated games of 2015, but it's one we don't know a whole heck of a lot about yet. One of the most immediate things players figure out when they play a game is where they start and what they start with.
Well in Tom Clancy's The Division, we know players will start with a very basic pack that will last them up to 72 hours (in-game time). We also know where the actual, physical starting point in the game is. In an exclusive interview with Examiner.com, Fredrik Rundqvist, who is an executive producer on Tom Clancy's The Division, confirmed the starting point for players.
"We have what we call a Hub or a Green Zone. On the West Coast of midtown, that’s where people start off. It’s kind of a social hub where you can meet other players, you can re-spec, change your characters, etc. That’s basically where you start off [when the game starts]," Rundqvist said.
Rundqvist went on to confirm that trading is going to have a strong presence in The Division, but they are still tweaking with how it will ultimately work within the game. It's fair to assume that Green Zones are going to be a place for players to trade items between each other, especially since PvP won't take place here.
Moving from trading and the game's starting point, customization will be a huge part of the beginning of Tom Clancy's The Division. From how Massive talked about it with us, your character sounds like he or she will be very customizable, and that is actually something Destiny could take a cue from.
"That’s the first thing you will do in the game. You will create your character and it’s not like there is a predetermined hero set. It’s all about you, how you want to experience the game and in what order you want to experience the content. The same goes for the character, you decide how you want to look," Rundqvist said.
Rundqvist said the entire appearance of your character will be something that can be altered. While he failed to go into exact details about whether or not that means clothes, accessories, facial hair, etc., it's safe to assume the system will have some strong depth to it.
Tom Clancy's The Division will be launching sometime later in 2015, most likely during the holiday season. It will only be available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC.