ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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The Division has very important name in front of it: Tom Clancy. The Tom Clancy series, in its original form, is massively popular. In the sphere of Video Games it has taken on new life in the hands of Ubisoft. From Splinter Cell to Rainbow Six, the Tom Clancy games have engaged fans all over the world. But what should the latest entry into the series contain?

Later this year we'll all finally get to play [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege](tag:2768317), a multiplayer shooter that I am dying to get my hands on. But what kind of gameplay features should this series and other Tom Clancy games inspire The Division to include on its March 8th release date for the XBOX One, PS4 and PC?

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

The Division - Taking Gameplay Aspects From Other Tom Clancy Games

The Division is very much its own thing. We've never seen an online RPG put players into a post-apocalyptic setting. There will be a lot of firsts for Ubisoft when this game finally gets its release date. But that being said, the Tom Clancy series is so rich, that it has almost too much to draw from. This way, we can assure that The Division will excel in every aspect of its design.

Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell

If there's one thing that Splinter Cell can give any series, it's stealth. The stealth combat in this series certainly evolved throughout the years, just look at the fantastic Splinter Cell: Conviction. Conviction did a remarkable job of blending stealth with action and I sincerely hope that The Division has stealth options that equal the presentation that the Splinter Cell series has always displayed. We've seen how firefights break out in Ubisoft's gameplay demonstrations, but I hope that taking things stealthily is just as satisfying.

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

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six

When it comes to Rainbow Six and the inspirations that The Division could take from it, I think it's pretty clear: excellent team-focused combat. Being granted almost complete control of your teammates is always a pleasure in the Rainbow Six franchise. If we can have moments of such focused planning in The Division's online space, we'll be getting one of the greatest things that the Tom Clancy series has given us over the years.

We're still not entirely sure whether we'll have to find online teammates in The Division or if Ubisoft have also created NPCs we can advise. We'll have to wait till a bit closer to the game's release date. Cannot wait to try this out at Gamescom!

Rainbow Six
Rainbow Six

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon

The Ghost Recon franchise hasn't been getting the greatest of scores in recent years - the series has had to take a bit of a hit in terms of its reception. However, that's not to say that Ghost Recon is without its merits, and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands actually looks fantastic. But what it has always given us is control over our weapons. Be it its fantastic shooting mechanics or the fact that we can customise almost 100% of in game guns, I really hope Ghost Recon can inspire The Division to give us the same degree of control.

Ghost Recon
Ghost Recon

What about you guys? Are you big Tom Clancy fans? What would you like to see [Tom Clancy's The Division](tag:2684169) take from series like Splinter Cell, Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon? Be sure to let us know in the comments below!


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