The Division 'Last Stand' And 'Survival' Expansions Delayed To Focus On Improving Gaming Experience

By Mike Sousa on August 29, 2016, 2:20PM EDT
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The Division's 'Last Stand' and 'Survival' expansions have been delayed, Ubisoft has announced. The publisher explained that the priority of the development team is to work on improving the core gameplay experience, and for this reason it was decided that the best option was to delay the two expansions to focus on the next game update.

"The Division has been out for almost six months, and what an incredible half year it's been," said Ubisoft. "Through regular game updates, a first expansion and weekly patches, we have put a lot of energy into constantly improving the game. While these efforts have allowed us to bring more gameplay variety, the overall experience has been affected by lingering issues that have accumulated since release.

"With Update 1.4 in the works, it has become clear with your feedback and our own observations that our priority should now be on improving the core gameplay experience. For this reason, we have made several adjustments to our development schedule: Update 1.4 will be released in October independently from Survival, and will focus entirely on bug fixing, game balancing and other improvements."

Ubisoft revealed that Update 1.4 will focus on the following:

  • Fixing bugs, including those listed in our Known Issues as well as many other ones
  • Making loot drops more relevant to the player
  • Enemy difficulty and time to kill
  • Gear Sets and weapons balancing
  • Solo player experience
  • Dark Zone and PvP balancing
  • Quality of life additions based on community suggestions (such as weapon skins no longer taking inventory space)

Although no specific release dates were provided, Ubisoft confirmed that 'Survival' will still release later this year. As for 'Last Stand, the third expansion is expected to launch in early 2017.

Source: TomClancy TheDivision

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