The Division is set in an open world with immersive and destructive environments based on a mid-crisis Manhattan. As an agent, the player's mission is to restore order by investigating the source of a virus. Played from a third-person perspective, this shooter has varied weaponry from high caliber machine guns to sticky bombs. The environment is full of objects you can use to your advantage and take cover behind during firefights.
With The Division, Ubisoft aims to take graphics fidelity to the next level by enabling new graphical features in an open world environment. The game has been built upon the Snowdrop Engine which focuses on dynamic global illumination, destruction and a number of cutting edge visual effects.
In fact, the PC version has received a full complement of visual effects, including sub-surface scattering, spot shadows, ambient occlusion, chromatic aberration, depth of field, contact shadows, wind-affected snow, parallax mapping, vignette and volumetric fog.