‘The Division 2’ Cancelation Looms; Generous Rewards Offered By Two Free Expansions In Year 2


The future of "The Division" is hanging by a thread at the moment. The game's developer, Massive Entertainment, and its owner, Ubisoft, just entered a huge project that will expand James Cameron's "Avatar" movies. The project may force the developers to abandon "The Division 2."

The new "Avatar" video game will have the fictional world of Pandora as its setting. Massive already presented an early game prototype created on their Snowdrop engine, with Cameron saying that he made the right choice in picking Massive and Ubisoft as the teams behind the upcoming game. The director lauded the developers' passion and obsessive attention to detail.

The project raised doubts about Massive's capacity to juggle two huge games at once. Granted, an official announcement for "The Division 2" hasn't been made yet, but the possibility is clear. Despite this, Ubisoft is confident that Massive can still work on the game's sequel while developing the "Avatar" game.

Ubisoft told Eurogamer that the "Avatar" game will have its "own dedicated team" and Massive is currently busy "recruiting top talent" for it. They stressed that the "Avatar" game's development will not affect the team improving and updating "The Division." Ubisoft also teased that updates for the third-person shooter video game will be revealed "very soon."

On the other hand, Ubisoft recently announced that they canceled "another triple-A game lined up for the coming financial year." Replacing that is the "continued support for an existing, well-performing live game," presumably "The Division." There are strong speculations that the canceled title is the game's sequel.

Massive is preparing big things for the second year of "The Division." They are releasing two free expansions to reengage players, with the first one launching sometime this summer, Game Rant reported.

Massive will hold a special livestream event on Wednesday, March 8 to reveal more details about the expansions. However, creative director Julian Gerighty went ahead to reveal that the first expansion will mirror the philosophy showcased by the 1.4 update, meaning it will be generous in giving rewards to players who spend plenty of time in the game.

The first expansion will encourage gamers to immerse themselves in player-driven activities where they can create their own distinctive stories. The expansion will also introduce new events and opportunities highlighting PvE (player versus environment) content - both solo and with friends. Gamers will encounter new challenges that will reward them for "participation, completion, and completion within a playlist of activities that have a modifier."

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