Ubisoft s The Division Might Conclude Destiny's Rule as Leading MMO Shooter

The Division, an upcoming game from Ubisoft, is due out in March, 2016, and carries the Tom Clancy name. This newest title in the Tom Clancy series, however, is a larger, more ambitious project. This third-person shooter features a massive playing area that's set in the city streets of Manhattan after the world has all but collapsed.

For the non-competitive players, missions involving seeking out and wiping AI enemies are abundant. Missions vary a bit. Some will have you track down specific enemies to kill. Others will send you out in search of items of interest. It just depends. A lot of missions aren't too hard to beat, but some are fairly tough. You'll encounter both weak and strong enemies along the way.

The Division isn't all about PvE content, though. Fighting AI isn't the only thing you can do. There's also a large and highly addictive player-verus-player mode. This part of the game is referred to as the Dark Zone.

The Dark Zone is a huge area inside Manhattan that gamers can go into. Within this zone you can either form an alliance with players to engage computerized foes or start an all-out war to take out these other agents.

While traversing this area you'll want to play it cautiously. Death should be avoided at all costs. Death results in lost items. Enemy agents are able to ransack your corpse for any loot if they manage to take you down while you're making your way through the DZ. The ranking system also factors in your deaths to determine your overall Dark Zone level. You want to keep your Dark Zone level up because, well, it's awesome to be ranked high, but you can also find rarer gear in the map when your level is higher. To put it simply - not dying is a big deal in this game.

Will The Division go on to be a successful franchise? We'll see within the coming months. It's major problem will be taking gamers away from other popular franchises such as Call of Duty and Destiny. Many people would like to see it live up to or even surpass the popularity of Destiny.

Nearly every major gaming outlet has reported that Ubisoft, the developer, has every intention of releasing tons more content for The Division for at least one year after release. Ubisoft has big plans for The Division. The company announced recently that it would be releasing several expansions and even providing players with free content for the game. Many gamers have been frustrated with Destiny, the other big MMO shooter, because of a lack of content.

Many believe that if Ubisoft can really keep up their content release schedule that Tom Clancy's The Division could become one of the biggest game franchises ever. Gamers from all over the world are anxious to play this title. Around February 16th or so, The Division will have an open beta in which all players on PS4, Xbox One, and PC will have a chance to play the title.

The Division will be releasing on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 8th.