E3 2013: Tom Clancy’s The Division looks amazing


Ubisoft capped off their E3 2013 press conference with the unveiling of an all new Tom Clancy franchise called The Division, and I must say that they truly did save the best for last. It’s an open world, third-person shooter co-op RPG. Yes, that was a mouthful (that’s what she said, giggity). To be honest, the game looks utterly phenomenal. From physics to graphics, to even the ridiculous attention to detail.

What I mean by that, is not just when you shoot the tires on a car, it goes down. It’s more along the lines of your character is crouched against a car and as you move to the other side of the car, you close the car door that was slightly open. It’s small nuances like that and the attention detail that the developer shows that can help with the immersion on a great game.

I like the ambiance as you’re walking around with your squadmates. You can hear gunfire in the distance as well as just minor stuff going on around you. I like the way the HUD is setup, similar to Ghost Recon: Future Soldier. My favorite part though, was bringing up the mini-map. The holographic outlay that sets up around you is pretty sick. Ok, that’s enough out of me, check out both the gameplay trailer as well as the story trailer below and tell us what you think.

Here’s a description of the story from Ubisoft:

Back in 2001, a group of scientists and politicians launched a project called Dark Winter, an exercise to test the emergency response to a bio-terrorist attack. The simulation revealed how quickly everything would fall apart, with massive civilian casualties and a complete breakdown of civil society. The bio-attack came from the flu virus which can survive on a bank note for up to 17 days.

In the game, a pandemic begins on Black Friday – the biggest shopping day of the year – jumping from money to person, from toys to food, from parent to child and back again. And then everything crumbles. In just one day the hospitals reach capacity. In another, entire zones will be quarantined. By the third day, the stock market has collapsed. Day four: the power fails, the taps run dry, the shelves are empty. And in just five days, everyone is a threat.

You can check out some more in-depth info at Ubisoft’s Official UbiBlog.

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