Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland: Ubisoft Won’t Finish this Game!

In its latest financial report, the French publisher announced that it would not be completing the latest installment of The Division (which would have kept the multiplayer survival game under the free-to-play business model) in order to focus on two other projects.


Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland was going to be a cross-gen title developed by Red Storm Entertainment. It was planned for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and cloud (Amazon Luna), but Ubisoft has stopped development. It’s rare to hear them publicly take a project out to the backyard, behind the shed, and just shoot it down (we’re waiting for that news on Beyond Good & Evil 2…), but at least they’re not fooling the public into thinking it’s still in the works when the opposite is true.

“As part of Ubisoft’s efforts to streamline its operations and adapt to evolving market trends, there have been further reorganizations within the Global Publishing teams, both in the Asia-Pacific region, which is now organized into three engagement hubs, and at the corporate level. In addition, in line with the increased selectivity of its investments, Ubisoft has decided to discontinue development of The Division Heartland and to redeploy resources to larger opportunities such as XDefiant and Rainbow Six,” Ubisoft wrote in its report.

XDefiant also struggled to get off the ground, so it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. There have been other previously canceled free-to-play games that have been released (Hyper Scape, which came out in the middle of the battle royale craze), so the story of Tom Clancy’s The Division Heartland’s cancellation is a bit different. This cancellation also suggests that the French don’t have much faith in The Division IP anymore, as Rainbow Six: Siege was released in late 2015 and is still receiving constant attention and care.

Will we hear more cancellations from them this year?

Source: Gematsu, Ubisoft

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