It looks like Ubisoft is going all in with endgame content in The Division 2.
Lack of content is always a concern when it comes to shared world co-op games, no matter how long their campaign is- especially in terms of endgame content. The first The Division received some amount of criticism in this very area back when it launched (as so many other similar games do), but it seems Ubisoft are doing everything in their power to make sure that that doesn’t happen with its sequel.
When The Division 2 launches, on top of its 40 hour-long story, it will be offering plenty of stuff by way of endgame content, and according to the game’s Associate Creative Director Chadi El-Zibaoui, the content is going to be more meaningful than you might think. While speaking with Gadgets 360, El-Zibaoui said that The Division 2’s endgame will have plenty of focus on narrative, and will function more like “an extension” to the campaign itself.
“First thing is, we have a huge endgame offering – it’s not just PvP,” said El-Zibaoui. “The endgame is going to open an extension to the campaign – there is a narrative twist, with the Black Tusks invading Washington DC, there are a lot of narrative reveals around that. This will cater to players who want more narrative content, and play more solo or PvE.”
El-Zibaoui went on to talk about post-launch support as well, and how Ubisoft would continue to provide more content for players to play through, from Raids, to new story missions, to Dark Zone content, to a lot more. “To cater to the hardcore players who don’t want normalisation, each week we will have one of the three Dark Zones invaded by the Black Tusks, and this has old rules from the first game with no normalisation,” he said. “We are trying to have pieces of content for everyone, rather than funnel everyone into the same content. We have a full year of post-launch content with three major episodes, and all of these episodes extends on the narrative, and the map, so you have new areas to explore, and also game modes. We cater to people who want more story, more areas, and new PvP.”
The Division 2 launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on March 15.