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Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is coming (update)

But when?

Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Ubisoft
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A sequel to Tom Clancy’s The Division is coming, according to what looks to be a news release that evidently went out early to a German-language business news website.

The post references a logo (above) that is hosted on a Ubisoft website. In the news release, Julian Gerighty, the creative director of Massive Entertainment, says the studio is working on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. Massive is leading an effort that involves five other studios: Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai.

No launch date for The Division 2 was specified, nor were platforms, though Massive said that it will once again build the game with the Snowdrop Engine that powered the original game. Tom Clancy’s The Division launched March 8, 2016, on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One.

Yesterday, the official Twitter feed for The Division said news about the series was coming today, via a Twitch livestream in roughly 10 minutes.

The news release said that The Division will receive two more title updates, with a specific set of achievements (called “Crests”) coming in June that will allow players to unlock rewards in The Division 2.

The news release said more information about the game will come at this year’s E3 in June.

Update: In today’s livestream, Gerighty confirmed the sequel.

“It wasn’t an easy decision, but there are so many stories and so many experiences that we wanted to explore within the world of The Division that we felt a sequel was the best way to explore these things,” he said.

Mathias Karlson, the game director, added that “It’s an incredible opportunity to take all of that learning, all of that experience from what The Division is today and put it into a new game.”

Gerighty said more will be revealed at E3. Yannick Banchereau, the community manager for the game, said no other details, such as a launch date or other features, will be revealed until then.