Ubisoft has announced that it will release two new free expansions for The Division in 2017. Ubisoft also claimed that the new Avatar game will not have any effect on The Division, and that it will be supporting Massive Entertainment’s title for another year with new patches and new content.
As Giancarlo Varanini, Ubisoft’s Senior Communications Manager, said:
“Massive is growing incredibly fast, and the announcement for Avatar is new for everybody, but it’s not news for us. This is something that’s been in the works for a while. The studio here is already much bigger than it was at the time of the release of The Division. The second thing: it’s not just Massive behind The Division. This is an alliance of different studios – Massive in Sweden, Ubisoft Annecy in France, Reflections in Newcastle, and of course, Red Storm in North Carolina. There’s a huge amount – hundreds of dedicated developers – working on Year One and Year Two [Division content].”
The first free unnamed expansion for The Division will be based on an event system that drives players to activities that feature modifiers, leaderboards, and unique vanity items that will only be available through these activities.
The second free expansion will be “more content-focused”, however new story missions won’t necessarily be a part of it.