Tom Clancy's The Division, an online open-world action RPG for Xbox One and PS4 will be released in 2014, Ubisoft has announced.

Massive Entertainment, the studio behind World in Conflict, is handling development.

The Division takes place in New York three weeks after a lethal virus, released on Black Friday, swept through the city causing society to collapse. The President invokes Presidential Directive 51, and The Division, a top-secret unit of self-supporting tactical agents, is activated. Division agents are trained to operate independently of command in this type of emergency situation.

From Central Park to the subway to the Statue of Liberty, nowhere is safe. Discover a persistent, online, open-world New York where exploration, combat, and RPG player-progression are essential.

"Our goal with Tom Clancy's The Division is nothing short of completely changing the way people play online RPGs," said Fredrik Rundqvist, executive producer, Ubisoft. "With the power of next-gen consoles behind it, The Division puts players in the middle of breathtaking, persistent multiplayer thriller in which they will explore, fight and work together as modern society collapses around you, all with the authenticity for which Tom Clancy games are renowned."


Source: Press release