The Division being co-developed by Ubisoft Reflections and Massive

Ubisoft Reflections is developing Tom Clancy's The Division along with Ubisoft Massive, with a significant portion of the former studio's staff working on the upcoming multiplayer shooter, reports Develop.

Reflections is the Newcastle, U.K.-based studio behind 2011's Driver: San Francisco, and has contributed to a number of recent Ubisoft titles such as the Just Dance series, Far Cry 3 and Watch Dogs. The company is also helping out with Ivory Tower's The Crew. Pauline Jacquey, managing director of Reflections, told Develop that "about 40 percent" of the studio's employees are working on numerous elements of The Division.

"We're working on all of the game's systems: main characters, enemies, RPG pillars, building Manhattan, online components and so on," said Jacquey. "It gives us a very broad and wide input on the game."

According to Jacquey, Massive came up with The Division's concept, and the partnership arose because the two studios wanted to work together, not because of a directive from Ubisoft. Reflections has now been working on The Division for a few months.

"The root of the IP, the initial creative initiative, is absolutely and fully Massive's," Jacquey explained. "The whole scope of the game is not fully locked, and we're participating in creating and enriching the IP." Although the proportion of Reflections' 200 employees who are contributing to The Division is fairly high, Jacquey said that the 40 percent figure comprises only one of five teams at the studio.

The Division is set for release in 2014 on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

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