Ubisoft has revealed some new details regarding The Division's story and how they plan to handle endgame content.
Ubisoft has cleared up a few murky points regarding the flow of their upcoming post-apocalyptic shooter The Division. While, like many other games, The Division will have a clear-cut story with a beginning, middle, and end, the game’s persistent online structure and myriad of dynamic events will keep fans engrossed long after they’ve finished the main story.
In an interview with OXM, Ubisoft Massive’s Ryan Bernard talked about The Division’s story and how the Ubisoft team is working hard to keep players engaged even after the main story is over: "The endgame is very important to us. Player retention is very important. We want the Division to be potentially limitless, unlimited gameplay, but the specifics of how we're doing that, we're saving [for another time] - we have a long time to talk about that stuff. But yes, it is important for us."
Bernard also explained how progressing the main story in The Division won’t be as cut and dry as being pushed from static mission to static mission: "We want more emergent story-telling, so as you're out in the world and fighting these events, there'll be stories attached to that, which may lead you in to the greater story. And it's more your story, it's more personalized, that can feed in to a greater storyline."
It sounds like Ubisoft is pouring a lot of their ambition into The Division but we’ll have to wait and see how well they pull it off. Tom Clancy’s The Division is currently set to be released for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC in Winter, 2014.