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E3 2013: What's Tom Clancy's The Division All About?

Posted by Sammy Barker

The game that's on everyone's lips

Unless you’ve been living under a rock these past few days, you’ll probably have heard of Tom Clancy’s The Division. The latest title from Swedish outfit Massive Entertainment aims to deliver an online open world RPG set in a dilapidated New York City. The game’s due out next year on the PlayStation 4.

The ambitious adventure takes place three weeks after a global pandemic, which began on Black Friday. We did warn you that all of that shopping was bad for your health, huh? Assuming the role of the ‘Division’ – an elite group of self-supported tactical agents – you’ll be free to explore the decimated urban city, where you’ll seamlessly happen upon other players from across the globe.

"Our goal with Tom Clancy's The Division is nothing short of completely changing the way people play online RPGs," explained executive producer Fredrik Rundqvist. “With the power of next-gen consoles behind it, The Division puts players in the middle of breathtaking, persistent multiplayer thriller in which they will explore, fight, and work together as modern society collapses around them.”

It certainly sounds – and looks – interesting. But don’t take our word for it – check out the lengthy gameplay demo embedded below. Is this title on your radar? Let us know in the comments section.

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User Comments (12)

BornOfEvil

#1

BornOfEvil said:

Tom Clancy games have interested me ever since Rainbow Six back on the PS2 and this continues the trend. Everything looks as impressive as it's supposed to, so it's definitely on my list.

MadchesterManc

#2

MadchesterManc said:

It definatly looks impressive, dare I say, almost photorealistic? lol The main part that impressed me at the moment was being able to use a tablet as a video device for an in-game survielance drone. It sounds so simple but would be great if implemented properly. If we can look forward to this type of integration with tablets etc next gen Im actually looking for ward to it. Did they confirm it as being useable remotly? as in, Ill be able to join a friends game while im say...at work n control the drone on my tablet that way? If so....that just EPIC! :D

Reverend_Skeeve

#3

Reverend_Skeeve said:

Of all the gameplay trailers I saw during the last days, this (together with the Dark Sorcerer tech demo) impressed me the most, graphics-wise.
The game looks amazing...and the gameplay seems to be interesting. So: definitely looking forward to learn more about this. And definitely on my list. :)

@MadchesterManc I agree, that would be awesome...likewise, if you could control a drone via the Vita over the internet or remote play. :D

Ginkgo

#4

Ginkgo said:

Agree, this looks great and interesting. Borrowed tech from Watch Dogs?

hydeks

#6

hydeks said:

It was ok, Watch Dogs still looks more interesting to me, though.

ViciousDS

#7

ViciousDS said:

I just hope we are not forced to PvP, I would rather stumble upon other players and work together.....or be given the option to only do co-op and not being forced to fight others.

lvnlavitaloca

#9

lvnlavitaloca said:

I love that there are all these RPG shooters on display with the next gen. I like the looks of this game so far, I am more excited for this than destiny.

lvnlavitaloca

#10

lvnlavitaloca said:

I love that there are all these RPG shooters on display with the next gen. I like the looks of this game so far, I am more excited for this than destiny.

AD-80

#11

AD-80 said:

Seriously this game looks awesome. I remember getting the first Rainbow Six on PC back in the day. I had lost interest in the Clancy games with the last couple of Splinter Cell and Rainbow Six games from the franchises. This is a complete turn around it seems and I like the direction of this game. Unit in a way, lets go stalk the streets!

Reverend_Skeeve

#12

Reverend_Skeeve said:

@ViciousDS Agreed, I prefer coop when I play with real people...competetive multiplayer against real people isn't always my thing.

The game and graphics look absolutely amazing, though. Love the setting and the trailer left me speechless after I realized that it was entirely ingame from the first pan into the street on. The smoke and lighting and everything is breathtaking.

Sorry for the nerd-rant, guys.

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