The Division concept art shared by Ubisoft

Ubisoft has released new concept art for Tom Clancy's The Division.

The studio released the artwork on its Facebook page, along with the message: "When everything collapses, your mission begins."

The online, open-world role playing shooter takes place in New York following the release of a devastating man-made virus. Players step into the boots of agents from The Division, a classified unit fighting to prevent the collapse of society.

In development since 2012, the Xbox One, PS4 and PC game is principally being developed by Ubisoft Massive, although the UK based Ubisoft Reflections, creator of Driver and upcoming open-world racer The Crew, is also collaborating on the project.

Ubisoft chief executive Yves Guillemot has said that The Division release date will fall "closer to the end of 2014 than the start", possibly lining up the well-received title as a Christmas release.

Exclusive The Division DLC will be released on Xbox One before and after the main game's release.