Tom Clancy's The Division Summary
Ubisoft's launch of The Division could only be described as one of the most peculiar in recent memory. The game flew off shelves, broke records and rode the hype train all the way to the bank. But even though many seemed to enjoy its blend of shooting and looting, the game received heavy backlash when it was abundantly clear it needed a little more time in the oven to iron out the bugs.
After the playerbase dropped by more than 90% in the first few months, Ubisoft decided to risk their cash-flow further by delaying any new content in favor of fixing up the game's buggy woes.
Don’t you just hate it when a major AAA release comes along, offers months of content with some issues, and then they go and release paid DLC rather than patching those problems? Well, Ubisoft is getting a step (or maybe just a half-step) ahead of the curve, because they’re delaying the next two Division expansions to focus on improvements to the core game.
You know what sucks? The Division. At least, that’s what everyone on Steam seems to think. The recent Steam reviews seem to paint the game is a horrible light, judging by the 1,559 overwhelmingly negative reviews found on the game’s Steam page.
We find ourselves writing a lot about all the problems found in The Division. It seems Massive Entertainment (the developers behind The Division) may have tried to stretch themselves too thin when attempting to make this huge game.
Despite holding the record for being Ubisoft's fastest selling game, The Division's had somewhat of a turbulent launch period. There's been all sorts of bugs and server issues, with gamers blocking your progress online by, cheating by using "Loot Cave" and a former Respawn and Sony Programmer, Glenn Fiedler, even that the game would never be entirely secure on PC.
Along with the new Incursion – Clear Sky, the changes to the loot system, Dark Zone changes and new Player versus Environment activities, Massive are introducing four new gear sets to the game.
The four gear sets are: Hunters faith, a set designed for players using the Marksman rifle; Lone Star, set designed for players wanting to deal a lot of damage; Final Measure, a set that grants players a great amount of protection and Predator’s Mark, a set designed for support players.