Ubisoft sort of caught everyone by surprise yesterday when they announced a spin-off F2P title to The Division 2 called The Division Heartland. Here’s what we know about it so far.
This announcement comes off Ubisoft’s March announcement that they are planning more content for The Division 2. They cited community feedback as a driving factor, with Adrian Trasca and Yannick Banchereau staying on the game as Producer and Creative Director.
While The Division Heartland isn’t content specifically for The Division 2, it is a spin-off after all, Ubisoft credits its creation to the desire to bring their looter shooter to more players. The Division Heartland is set in The Division’s universe and is currently being developed by Red Storm studio.
“Heartland is a standalone game that doesn’t require previous experience with the series but will provide an all new perspective on the universe in a new setting. The game will be made available in 2021-22 on PC, consoles, and cloud.”
In fact, if you want to sign up for the test phases, you can do so here. Ubisoft also announced that The Division will come to mobile platforms. However, we’re not sure if this will be a mobile port of the Heartland, or if it’s another spin-off.
Circling back to that new Division 2 content, Ubisoft were still tight-lipped, but they did tease additional information to share later this year ahead of its still-expected 2021 release. You can read the full announcement for The Division Heartland here.