Ubisoft pushes back Division expansion packs

The team behind Ubisoft’s MMO shooter The Division has announced delays for the game’s next two expansions.

In a post on the title’s official website, the developers said that the game’s second expansion, Survival, has been pushed back until later this year. It was initially meant to be launching alongside Update 1.4 for the game this October.

Furthermore, the third expansion for the game, Last Stand, has been bumped from the end of 2016 until early 2017.

The Division’s developers have said that this is due to the wealth of feedback that it has received about the game, which means that work on its next update, 1.4, is much bigger than previously anticipated. Thus, the studio has opted to balance the core gameplay mechanics rather than focus on extra content.

The Division has been out for almost six months, and what an incredible half year it’s been,” the post read.

Through regular game updates, a first expansion and weekly patches, we have put a lot of energy into constantly improving the game. While these efforts have allowed us to bring more gameplay variety, the overall experience has been affected by lingering issues that have accumulated since release.

With Update 1.4 in the works, it has become clear with your feedback and our own observations that our priority should now be on improving the core gameplay experience. For this reason, we have made several adjustments to our development schedule: Update 1.4 will be released in October independently from Survival, and will focus entirely on bug fixing, game balancing and other improvements. Survival, the second expansion that was initially planned for release with Update 1.4 is now postponed to a later date this year. The third expansion, Last Stand, will be released in early 2017. This new schedule will not only enable us to strengthen the core experience before adding new content, but also continuously improve it by allowing for more production time to ensure the quality of future updates as well.”

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