With the passing of the old year and the dawning of the new comes renewed hopes and expectations for the year ahead. Lord Alfred Tennyson, Queen Victoria’s Poet Laureate, once wrote: Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier.’ Ah, but who cares about all that, a new year means new games!
2018 was a little disappointing for Xbox fans, so we’re hoping that 2019 proves to be a lot better. Over the next couple of weeks, we’re going to be highlighting a different game each day, giving you all the relevant details and salient talking points for big games of the year. With so many upcoming titles we’ve decided to do this in order of release date. Today, we’re talking about the latest game to bear author, Tom Clancy’s name, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
Title: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Developer: Massive Entertainment
Release Date: 15th March
What is it?
The follow up to 2016’s Tom Clancy’s The Division finds the action moving from New York to Washington D.C. 7 months have passed since the first game, and the situation is still fraught. The game retains its online features to provide something that appeals to both solo gamers as well as multiplayer fans.
What could go right?
I have to say that I was a fan of the first game as it did a lot of what Destiny did but provided a much better story. It had a great community (at least over the first few months when I was playing). The controls were great, and the only thing that was really missing was an array of mission types. The team at Massive Entertainment took leaps and bounds to fix this with DLC some of which was free. They have gone on record to say that the two main improvements they want to make in the sequel are with the game engine and for there to be more content available at launch. If the team can nail these things while providing another gripping story and great gameplay, this could be something special
What could go wrong?
While the first game followed in the footsteps of Destiny, we have to hope that the sequel doesn’t follow in the trail of Destiny 2. The story needs to be approachable while having relevance and easter eggs for fans of the original. Ubisoft has not been known to plaster microtransactions all over their games (they tend to be more in the background) but you never know these days. Online action RPGs are no longer a new thing in gaming; the game needs to rise above the others to set itself apart now. Will it be able to claw players away from BioWare’s highly anticipated Anthem? Only time will tell.
That’s what we think about Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Are you a fan of the franchise? Are you looking forward to rampaging through the Dark Zone? Be sure to leave a comment below and look out for more coverage throughout the month regarding the games that will launch on Xbox One during 2019.