Between the over-hyped Watch Dogs and the technical mess of Assassin’s Creed Unity, Ubisoft had a rough 2014. So it’s even more surprising to hear that Ubisoft’s ambitious action-RPG The Division was supposed to come out the same year. It wisely decided to delay the game until 2015 and hopefully put some distance between itself and the lackluster performance of those other titles.
But is that going to be enough time? The Division is supposed to be a large-scale squad-shooter with all of the MMO trimmings, and having all of those moving pieces to consider – and get working right – takes time. After some high-profile missteps from the massive publisher, The Division needs to be flawless at launch if it ever hopes to recapture our trust.