Tom Clancy's The Division is adding a few extra months to its development schedule. Ubisoft revealed in its latest financial report that the massively multiplayer shooter is now slated for release in the fourth quarter of its 2015-2016 fiscal year, meaning January to March of 2016.
The Division was previously planned for release by the end of 2015. This isn't The Division's first delay - it was actually announced way back in 2013, when a new-gen exclusive game was an unusual concept. It's had a handful of release dates since then, and we've seen a few gameplay demos which have looked a bit like Destiny-meets-Ghost-Recon.
Ubisoft announced last week that The Division co-developers Red Storm and Ubisoft Reflections would be joined by Ubisoft Annecy, all working to supplement the main team at Massive Entertainment. That sounds like a bit of a crowd, until you remember that Ubisoft has 30 studios worldwide.
Ubisoft Annecy is best known for its work on the multiplayer components of the Assassin's Creed series. It turns out that Assassin's Creed: Syndicate won't have a multiplayer mode, so it makes sense that Annecy would move over to Ubisoft's biggest / most overdue online title.