The Division Dev on Possibility of Sequel

From IGN - December 22, 2017
By Jonathon Dornbush

Ubisoft and developer Massive Entertainment have supported The Division well after its launch in March 2016, and speaking to IGN, Massives Managing Director David Polfeldt indicated the developer fully plans on continuing to so long as players remain invested in the game. But that doesnt mean successive titles like a sequel or other offshoots are out of the question.

Though no official announcements of a The Division 2 have been made, and Massive's focus is squarely on The Division and the studio's upcoming Avatar game, Polfeldt indicated the studio does want to tell stories beyond the ones created from the first game.

I think it's a wonderful, wonderful brand that has so many potential stories in it. There are a lot of things that we did not do in The Division 1 that are interesting to look at for that brand, Polfeldt said. I definitely think there's lots of space for continuation which is beyond just keeping The Division online. But...I ca not talk about that too much right now.

Keeping The Division online and feeling fresh, however, remains very much a focus for the studio.

I think of [supporting the game and players] as kind of a relationship. As long as you go to another date with your gamers and you feel pretty excited about it, and they seem to be excited too, that's not when you stop dating, Polfeldt said.

Polfeldt's metaphor is very much indicative of Massive's approach to the game, though, as the developer finds more and more players flocking to the game.

A long time ago, we assumed that we would have a much smaller player base by now, because we thought it would develop like many RPGs develop over time. But what has happened is that in fact with each patch since 1.4, the player base has been increasing again, Polfeldt said.


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