After being hit by a large scale pandemic, New York City’s basic services fail. With no food or water, The Big Apple spirals into chaos in a matter of days. Due to this, The Division, “a classified unit of self-supported tactical agents” is activated. Division Agents are tasked with keeping society in order. In this devastated New York City, you’ll have to team up with other agents in order to restore that order after it fails.
The Division is an “online, open world, action RPG experience where exploration and player experience are essential”. You’ll have to use your wits, equipment and skills to be able to fulfill your mission. You’ll play in a dynamic and persistent world that has all the hallmarks of the Tom Clancy series.
You’ll be able to team up with friends seamlessly and combine all of your skills to combat the crisis, investigate sources of the virus and fight off threats, even if they’re citizens. You can improve your gear by trading with other players. This will be useful since danger lurks everywhere and attacks can happen at any moment.
As a member of The Division, you’ll have access to both state of the art and prototype technologies. You can loot items from fallen enemies to create new and improved gear. You’ll have a “go-bag” which you can completely customize and be able to communicate with other players (agents) with your smart watch. There are thousands of weapon types, skill combinations, gear and more that you can customize your agent with. Your choices will either help the city to recover, or sink it deeper into chaos.
You can play The Division on the go as well. Using your smartphone or tablet, you’ll be able to join your friends in “real-time gameplay with exclusive characters”. You’ll use an app that gives you a bird’s eye view of the battlefield. With this, you’ll be able to help your allies by identifying enemies and attacking them. This is probably how those air strikes that we saw in the trailer work.
This game got a lot of buzz during E3. It has features that a lot of gamers found enticing. We’ll see how The Division turns out when its released for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One in late 2014.