Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 has been spared from the biggest trend sweeping gaming this year, as Ubisoft announced the tactical shooter will not support a battle royale mode.
In a recent PC Gamer interview, Ubisoft associate creative director Chadi El Zibaoui was asked if The Division 2 will feature the battle royale mode that has seeped its way into seemingly every other shooter this year. El Zibaoui’s answer was short and direct.
“Battle royale? Nope,” El Zibaoui said. “Not in The Division 2.”
El Zibaoui continued by explaining that the studio’s focus, at this point, is on the game’s main campaign and end game content.
“We’re really focusing on polishing the fully fleshed experience,” he said, “both for the campaign and the end game, and at launch we’re making sure that we deliver a wide range of activities for all types of players. But that doesn’t include battle royale.”
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 is slated to launch March 15th, 2019, on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game was first revealed with a gameplay demo on Microsoft’s E3 stage, which was followed up by some more extensive details dropped during publisher Ubisoft’s subsequent presser.
Source: PC Gamer