Ubisoft Announces Free-To-Play "The Division" Game
Ubisoft has revealed a new free-to-play game called The Division Heartland. The game is being developed by Red Storm, which developed the first Ghost Recon and Rainbow Six games and contributed to The Division 1 and 2 in addition to many other Ubisoft franchises.
While details about the game are mostly unknown, Ubisoft describes it as "a standalone game that doesn’t require previous experience with the series but will provide an all new perspective on the universe in a new setting." Heartland will release sometime between 2021 and 2022 for PC, consoles, "and cloud." Sign-ups for early testing are already available.
Heartland will be one part of what Ubisoft calls The Division Universe. Said universe will include an upcoming mobile game, novel, and Netflix movie, in addition to further The Division 2 content.
Ubisoft celebrated The Division franchise’s 40 million unique player milestone in March, where it revealed that The Division 2 will receive a game mode “that is entirely new to the franchise”. In February, it was revealed that The Division movie, which stars Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal, will be directed by Skyscraper’s Rawson Marshall Thurber and be written by Ellen Shanman.