The Division Expansions Delayed to Focus on “Improving Core Gameplay Experience”

August 25, 2016 Written by Zarmena Khan

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Ubisoft has announced that it’s delaying The Division‘s upcoming expansions, Survival and Last Stand, to focus on “improving the core gameplay experience.” In a post on its website, the developer said that the decision was made following fan feedback and its own observations, and acknowledged that the game’s overall experience is being marred by “lingering issues that have accumulated since release.” 

With Update 1.4 in the works, it has become clear with your feedback and our own observations that our priority should now be on improving the core gameplay experience. For this reason, we have made several adjustments to our development schedule: Update 1.4 will be released in October independently from Survival, and will focus entirely on bug fixing, game balancing and other improvements. Survival, the second expansion that was initially planned for release with Update 1.4 is now postponed to a later date this year. The third expansion, Last Stand, will be released in early 2017. This new schedule will not only enable us to strengthen the core experience before adding new content, but also continuously improve it by allowing for more production time to ensure the quality of future updates as well.

 

Update 1.4 will be focused on the following:

  • Fixing bugs, including those listed in our Known Issues as well as many other ones
  • Making loot drops more relevant to the player
  • Enemy difficulty and time to kill
  • Gear Sets and weapons balancing
  • Solo player experience
  • Dark Zone and PvP balancing
  • Quality of life additions based on community suggestions (such as weapon skins no longer taking inventory space)

For more info, follow the source link below.

[Source: The Division]