Aside from maybe some poor weather at the Ubisoft Massive’s Swedish studios, the developer said that there have been no hiccups with the creation of Tom Clancy’s The Division, according to a report today from Official Xbox Magazine.
According to a report from Computer and Video Games, The Division game director Ryan Barnard dismissed claims that the game wouldn’t be even close to a 2014 release as intended.
"Production is on track and great," Barnard said. "All we can do is offer our official response, which is that we don't comment on speculation and rumors. It's unfortunate that that's out there, but everything's going great here in Sweden apart from the weather."
The rumors originate from a Game Reactor report from early January that cited an unnamed source with knowledge on the situation who called the idea that The Division would hit shelves this year “laughable.”
“The game engine works well; it is not clear but works well,” the source said. “Actual game development has barely begun, however. The fact that Ubisoft issued a 2014 release date seems laughable if I’ll be completely honest. We will never have time to release The Division this year.”
If the rumors indeed are true, it would be Ubisoft’s third major delay for a game within the last 12 months –– including delays to the highly anticipated titles Watch Dogs and The Crew just before the PS4 and Xbox One launches in November.