17 January 2016

No Brooklyn for the Division at launch

Although previous videos for The Division displayed some sections of Brooklyn, the ambitious shooter will not include the borough, at least not at launch. Instead, Ubisoft is focusing exclusively on Midtown Manhattan for the game's release and as it turns out, there is a story-based reason behind this decision.

"For Tom Clancy's The Division we are going with Midtown Manhattan," creative director Magnus Jansen told The Examiner. "It is because of the 1-to-1 recreation and the way the pandemic has [happened]. Basically, everything has been hit and there are no more resources because everyone tried to get out. There is no more gasoline in the cars, there is no traffic, you're on foot."

Jansen went on to say that Midtown Manhattan itself will offer a "huge open world" and it should make up "more than enough to sink your teeth into." Jansen added that players can look forward to a deep level of detail and density in the main Midtown Manhattan map.
DLC will be available for The Division. It's possible that Brooklyn, as well as other boroughs like Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island,  could possibly be included post-launch. This is not confirmed, however.