ByKen McDonnell, writer at
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Players who've been excited for Tom Clancy's The Division have had to endure quite a considerable wait. The Division will finally receive its release date for the XBOX One, PS4 and PC on March 8th, 2016. Due to this significant delay, a lot of potential buyers have become disinterested in the product - as we saw with player's reactions to the demo. Hyping a game like this for such a prolonged period of time can only harm the excitement for the product itself.

Therefore, a lot of us are looking for alternatives, something else to play in the meantime - or potentially even take its place. While The Division has often been compared with Destiny, I've never been one to exactly praise Bungie's online adventure. Though in saying that, The Taken King has vastly improved upon various aspects of the title. In any case, let's look at something less than a month away that should keep all those waiting for The Division engaged.

Why Metal Gear Online Will Be An Excellent Substitute for The Division!

On October 6th, all those who have purchased a copy of [Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain](tag:2683985) will be able to download Metal Gear Online for free. A great deal of features from the main campaign will be taken and implemented into an online framework, and as you can see from the video above, it's going to be an incredible addition to a bonafide masterpiece!

Tom Clancy's The Division will be an online RPG on its release date. It will include various match types in an open world setting, and will place a rather heavy focus on team-based combat. In its current state, Metal Gear Solid 5 delivers some of the most dynamic and engaging gameplay I've ever experienced, and the thought of that transferring to an online framework is remarkably enticing. The game's obviously have their differences, but the base mechanics and frameworks are similar.

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

What Do You Think of the Gameplay for Tom Clancy's The Division?

Metal Gear Solid 5 is of course not Tom Clancy's The Division. But with Metal Gear Online arriving next week, it'll introduce various aspects of Ubisoft's upcoming RPG into an already stellar AAA title. Metal Gear Solid 5 is worth everyone's time, even if you haven't engaged with the series in the past. And seeing as [Tom Clancy's The Division](tag:2684169) is still so far from our grasp, we need something to keep us occupied.

I have little faith in The Division, following my interaction with the game at Gamescom last month. But if The Division is anywhere near as good as Metal Gear Solid is on its release date, I will be pleasantly surprised. Let us know what you think of the gameplay videos you've seen of The Division wand whether you're still excited for its release date!


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