The Division delayed to 2015

Project won't be released on PS3 or Xbox 360

Tom Clancy's The Division will be released in 2015, Ubisoft has announced.

The publisher said the project's milestones have been extended for quality purposes. Last year, the corporation's chief executive, Yves Guillemot, claimed the game would be released in the "second half of 2014".

Developer Massive Entertainment provided an update on the game's development via the studio's blog.

It also cites just three platforms for release: PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

"Working on The Division is a once in a lifetime opportunity for all of us at Massive, Reflections, and Red Storm Entertainment," the studio said.

"We are creating something we are really proud of and we don't want to compromise on quality. We are going to release the game when it's ready."

The post goes on to indicate the game will be shown at E3 in June.

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

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


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