Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland is a free-to-play Division experience

In 2016 a new IP was launched under the umbrella of Tom Clancy. The division has taken the world by storm, amassing over 40 million players and breaking several of Ubisoft’s own records. The publisher has now announced a number of new ones The division titles available soon. The first is an untitled mobile game and more details will be promised in the future. The second is a free to play game with the title Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland and it will appear on consoles, pc and cloud.

Red Storm studio, known for their work on Rainbow Six and Ghost Recon as well as their contributions to The division, the primary developer is on The Heartland Division. The free-to-play title promises to offer a “new perspective on the universe” from a new setting. It will be a standalone experience, so players don’t need to have tried any of the other two titles in the franchise. Those who wish to participate in the testing phases of the game can register on it Division Experience website. The full game is expected to be released in 2021/22.

Ubisoft Massive and Ubisoft Bucharest continue to work on new content for The Division 2 to. This includes a game mode that is “all new to the franchise” and new ways for agents to progress that introduce more “variety and viability”. The teams still didn’t want to discuss details on this, but pledge that the content will come later this year. For now, players can settle for replays from previous seasons, allowing them to earn rewards they previously missed.

Away from gaming, the franchise is expanding into new media. There’s the Netflix movie starring Jessica Chastain and Jake Gyllenhaal and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Also titled The division, it is inspired by the events of the first game in the franchise. Finally there is an original novel set after the events of The Division 2. This will look at how the outbreak has manifested in the United States and will include the stories of agents securing supply routes under dire circumstances.

[Source: Ubisoft]