Well, this came out of nowhere! Ubisoft has announced a new free-to-play game, The Division: Heartland, for PC, consoles and cloud releasing sometime before 2022.
Details are scarce, but we know that the game is being developed by Ubisoft’s Red Storm studio. Heartland will be a stand-alone spinoff set in a new location.
“In the past 5 years, The Division has grown from a very ambitious project at Ubisoft, to a world-renowned franchise reaching 40 million unique players.” said Alain Corre, Executive Director of Ubisoft EMEA.
“We are very proud of what our teams have accomplished with this franchise and the amazing universe they have created. The potential and depth of this enables us to explore new and exciting content that will please loyal long-term fans of The Division and new ones alike.”
Aside from that, Ubisoft had a bunch of updates for The Division fans with a new roadmap for the franchise. This includes new content for The Division 2, a new novel, a mobile game and of course, a Netflix film adaptation starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal. On that note, the film will be set after the events of The Division 2, and will “explore how the Outbreak affects different regions of the United States as agents fight to secure supply routes”.
The Division: Heartland will release sometime before 2022 on PC, consoles and the cloud. Interested gamers can sign up for the beta here.