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Ubisoft doubling down on The Division with new hires

Ubisoft doubling down on The Division with new hires

It would seem that publishing giant Ubisoft has some big plans for military MMO The Division.

As spotted by the good folks over at PCGamesN, the Swedish developer behind the title Massive Entertainment is on the hunt for a new round of hires for the project.

Ubisoft's job board shows vacancies for sound, narrative and technical game designers, among 25 job openings, with mentions of plans to expand the project's world.

The Division launched in 2016 to largely positive feedback. The game became the best-selling new IP at the time, beating the record set by Activision's 2014 MMO Destiny.

Since its launch, the narrative goes that the game has had something of player exodus, but last week - on its two-year anniversary - Ubisoft revealed that 20m people had played The Division.

Looking to the future, it remains to be seen whether we'll ever see a sequel to The Division, as Activision has done with Destiny, or whether the publisher will simply expand on the military MMO with extra content, a la Rainbow Six: Siege.

Were we to guess, Ubisoft would head down the expansion route, but the French publishing firm might still be chasing those sweet, sweet Day One sales figures as well as the money incurred by a brand new tentpole release.


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