According to an anonymous source within Ubisoft's development ranks, Tom Clancy's The Division may not see a release until 2015. This is sad news for any of you anticipating the post-apocalyptic action title, which makes use of the brand new Snowdrop Engine, a tool that promises to bring stunning visuals and gameplay.
European gaming magazine Game Reactor managed to secure an interview with an unnamed member of Ubisoft Massive's development team, who spilled the beans on the purported delay.
"The game engine works well, it's not done but works well. The actual game development has barely started, however," said the source. “The fact that Ubisoft has gone public with a 2014 release date feels laughable to be perfectly honest, we will never be able to release The Division this year. It's a large project, and we have very far to go."
This may not come as a huge surprise to anyone who has followed Ubisoft's development cycle as of late. The highly-anticipated 2013 release, Watchdogs, was pushed all the way to late 2014 by the video game giant. We've also seen the massive-multiplayer racing game “The Crew” receive a push all the way towards the end of 2014.
Ubisoft has definitely seen its share of hiccups in the past few years when it comes to scheduling development, and due to the other projects on their plate it may be safe to assume that this anonymous source is right about a potential 2015 release. Although it is important to note that none of these statements are “confirmed by the company,” so take them with a grain of salt.