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Tom Clancy's The Division returns to devastating virus outbreak

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Ubisoft used its E3 presentation to show the set-up for post-apocalyptic thriller Tom Clancy's The Division.

An extended preview of the game showed the effect of a devastating pandemic on an unseen family in New York. It also showed the central character facing down some looters and a menacing clean-up crew. No new information about the game was provided, although producer Petter Mannerfelt said that the game would provide "a journey through the New York you know to one that is a hostile place, lost to a virus and to chaos."

The open-world action game was first shown at E3 last year, and was scheduled to be released in 2014, but was pushed back to 2015. It follows a society-busting event that reveals the fragility of our civilization. Players take the role of an operative in a government agency tasked with restoring order to chaotic urban areas. Ubisoft has previously stressed how the game seamlessly connects single and multiplayer modes.