Ubisoft has confirmed that The Division has slipped to an early 2016 release via it’s financial reports. The report cited that that game would release in FY16 Q4 (Financial Year 2016, or the first three calendar months of 2016).
Ubisoft CEO, Yves Guillemot commented on the delay during the financial call:
What you need to know, it’s an RPG online game. Those games take more time to be completed and we want to make sure we have enough feedback from consumers from alpha and betas to polish it as much as possible before the launch so it comes to the market with the best possible experience. We expect less sales in the financial year than if it would have launched in the Christmas season, but on the whole we expect as much sales over its lifespan.
Ubisoft has already confirmed that Ubisoft Annecy who handled multiplayer for recent Assassin’s Creed titles would be collaborating with Massive Entertainment on The Division. Other teams currently working on the title are Ubisoft Reflections (The Crew) and Red Storm (co-developer on Far Cry 3 and 4) showing that Ubisoft is determined to make The Division successful by throwing teams at its development.
Expect more footage of The Division at this years E3, in the mean time enjoy footage from E3 2014.
The Division is due for release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.