ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Tom Clancy's The Division, is still on that long list from E3 of games that we haven't heard anything about. And The Division may actually stay quiet until E3 2015. Therefore, we really don't know what to expect from Ubisoft's next game. Will [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege](tag:2768317) get its release date first on the XBOX One , PS4 and PC? We really can't say at the moment.

But one aspect of The Division's trailer and gameplay videos suggest that it may be taking a leaf out of the previous Rainbow Six titles. Whether it will work in the MMORPG framework is still to be seen. But if Ubisoft can get it right, we may have two tremendously great team focused games for 2015.

Tom Clancy's The Division & Rainbow Six: Siege

Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division

Rainbow Six has always been team focused. You carefully and efficiently plan every step of your infiltration and maintain complete control over your squad. Rainbow Six: Siege looks like it's going to really step this up on its release date, here's hoping that we can all actually cooperate with one another once it goes live! But I also feel that The Division will be borrowing this dynamic too.

All of the gameplay in trailers has seen "our" character moving in groups, we are, after all, a member of the division. But will the game actually require cooperation with other players in order to progress? This is allegedly a serious RPG, so could we see a dynamic like in Dragon Age: Inquisition where we have scripted teammates? Are they just NPCs? Can we control them? Or are they just other online players?

Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division

Team Work in Tom Clancy's The Division

Whatever the form that you'd like to see it come in, be sure to let us know. But personally, we can't always rely on online players to back us up. Especially if this is a true RPG and we're all looking to level up our characters. Though perhaps we could receive and increased amount of points if we tackle battles in groups with other Division members.

I'd love to roam this world on my own, rather than travelling with a team of NPCs. But if Ubisoft wants team work to be an integral part of Tom Clancy's The Division, they're going to have to give players an enticing reason to do so. There is the availability of PvP in The Division, and perhaps killing one another could wield more points.

Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy's The Division

But we still have a long while to wait for Tom Clancy's The Division, and there's only so much we can get from the limited gameplay and trailer footage Ubisoft have revealed. But what do you think of The Division's team based combat? Could it be similar to Rainbow Six Siege? What way would you like to see it go down? Let us know in the comments!

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and The Division will receive their respective release dates for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2015.


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