Tom Clancy’s The Division – Snowdrop Engine GDC 2014

Tom Clancy's The Division

Tom Clancy’s The Division is a forthcoming third-person tactical shooter from Ubisoft and will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One towards the end of 2014.

The Division is inspired by Operation Dark Winter and Directive 51, real-world events which “revealed how vulnerable we’ve become”. Society has become “fragile” and “complex”. In the game, a disease that spreads on Black Friday causes the USA to collapse in just five days. The player is part of a group called “Strategic Homeland Division (SHD)”, or “The Division” for short. This group was established to combat the threat and do whatever it takes to “save what remains” in a massive multiplayer online situation, putting them against friends, AI, and other players.

Today, Massive Entertainment, part of Ubisoft, have unveiled the power of the Snowdrop engine, their in-house answer to video game creation on the new generation of consoles. Snowdrop supports the philosophy of the studio to work better, not bigger, by giving content creators the freedom to experiment, prototype and truly unleash their creativity.

Check out the new video below: