The area of online multiplayer games is fairly dense. When Ubisoft finally unveil the release date of Tom Clancy's The Division, they'll be entering into a seriously competitive section of the gaming industry. Its opening weeks need to be free from the issues we saw plague the likes of Assassin's Creed Unity and The Crew last year, if they hope to have a long lasting and profitable formula.
On its release date for the XBOX One, PS4 and PC, Tom Clancy's The Division will be a multiplayer-focused online RPG, and I seriously hope that it works. With limited amounts of information to go on, and only one real gameplay trailer to enjoy, The Division is still a mystery to many of us. Though I think we love what we've seen so far. But what online games is it going to borrow from? Will it make similar mistakes that Destiny has?
As I find myself returning to the world of Day Z lately, I'm wondering whether its greatest aspects will be transferred onto the apocalyptic setting of The Division. Though Day Z is still of course in a testing phase, it remains one of the most interesting takes on the survival horror genre to get a release date in modern times. And of course, it's a damn good online multiplayer to boot.
Day Z Inspiring The Division
One aspect of Day Z that I seriously hope exists in The Division comes in the sphere of audio. Destiny has serious issues with communication; issues that are so mind numbingly perplexing. How Bungie (or perhaps Activision) thought their communication setup was suitable for a game that can require a lot of teamwork is beyond me. But The Division is also a team focused game.
Naturally, we'll be able to communicate with our own team mates on release date, but I sincerely hope that we'll be able to hear players outside of our division. In Day Z you can come upon other travellers in the world and start chatting (though mostly negotiating) with them once they're within a certain range. This would really help during PvP moments in The Division as we could potentially make deals with one another.
We could even temporarily team up against an enemy force in the area. But if Ubisoft limit our chatting abilities, like we've seen with Destiny, it'll really hurt how the game could potentially be played. Clearly Tom Clancy's The Division won't be as difficult as Day Z, Ubisoft aren't out to make their title so hard that it won't sell. But we have a few interesting months ahead of us. I wonder what E3 will have in store for us all.
So gamers, are there any other multiplayer games out there that you'd love to see inspire The Division for its release date? What platform will you be getting [Tom Clancy's The Division](tag:2684169) on? And do you think that it could be added to the long list of games with delayed release dates?