Gamers mining the website of upcoming “Tom Clancy’s The Division” discovered that the third-person shooter may open an alpha test soon. The site contains a deeply buried section dedicated to such a test, as well as a number of other features.
Check out a photo of the data discovered here. The menu shown also includes a preorder option, as well as videos, screens, artwork, goodies, news and more.
“Tom Clancy’s The Division” was originally scheduled for a release date in late 2014, but French developer Ubisoft decided to push the launch into 2015. Since the delay, Ubisoft hasn’t revealed any more details on the game’s progress.
Last June, Ubisoft Massive managing director David Polfeldt discussed the difficulty of predicting release dates. “If you have a project with say 400 people on it, you're working on a fairly new piece of hardware like the current-gen, and you're trying to be the best game ever … the reality is it's very hard to do that,” he said when announcing the delayed game.
“Tom Clancy’s The Division” will use current-gen engine Snowdrop, a dynamic, interconnected and united system developed by Massive Entertainment. The engine will run in real time. It also has an adaptive lighting system, which was created to mimic film production methods. If you move an object in the game, the surrounding light will immediately react dynamically. This also applies to the time of day, as well as indoor and outdoor lighting.
“Tom Clancy’s The Division” is set in a post-apocalyptic New York City, days after a deadly disease spreads rapidly within the United States and leaves citizens without food or water. Players will be part of a classified group of tactical agents known as the Strategic Homeland Division. Their task is to save society and help the city maintain order.