The Division Insider Says 2015 Release Date is Optimistic, Doesn’t Want to “Do a Battlefield 4”
Written Wednesday, May 21, 2014 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
An insider has told Gamereactor that Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment’s The Division may not meet its revised 2015 release date.
Despite having recently been delayed into next year, and despite an ongoing hiring spree to bolster the studio’s staff, Gamereactor’s source says that a 2015 release date is “optimistic.”
"The Division is without a doubt one of the most ambitious game projects of all time and our publisher has naturally realised this,” said the source.
“We’ve been given increased resources, we're hiring lots at the moment and are given a lot of help from other Ubisoft teams which is going to be needed if we are to deliver a finished game by next fall.
“Sadly I still think that the date is a tad bit optimistic as we still don't have a functioning game and still have massive problems making our multiplayer component work at the concept stage.
“At the same time both we and our publisher are incredibly happy with our game engine and Ubisoft will naturally make use of it in lots of upcoming titles."
Furthermore, the source also said that Ubisoft announced The Division’s original 2014 release date without consulting Massive, a move that upset many in the team.
"It felt like being punched in the face to be perfectly honest,” said the source. “At the end of the day we don't want to do a Battlefield 4 and release an unfinished game.
“There's too much potential in the concept that is The Division at the moment, that we've asked for more time and resources in order to fully realise this fantastic vision."