Bad news for The Division players. Ubisoft has announced that it has delayed upcoming downloadable expansions for this game. The second expansion for this game – titled Survival – has now been delayed to a “later date this year,” and this has impacted the third planned DLC as well. Last Stand is now going to be released in early 2017.
Ubisoft explains that it has delayed the expansions to not only strengthen the core experience before adding new content but will also allow it to have more production time to ensure the quality of future expansions.
The first DLC for The Division was called Underground and it was released last month. DLC for this game arrives on the Xbox One first due to an exclusivity deal that Ubisoft has with Microsoft.
Ubisoft had previously said that it would release the second and third DLCs – Survival and Last Stand – by the summer and winter this year respectively. That’s obviously not going to happen now.
It acknowledged that even though The Division has had an “incredible” six months since it was released, the game remains “affected by lingering issues that have accumulated since release.” So it has made the decision to initially work on improving the game’s core experience before polishing the DLCs based on its own observation as well as on feedback from the community.
It’s currently working on a new update that’s going to address some of the issues that the community has highlighted in The Division. It’s going to provide a full overview of everything included in this update on September 13th.