Ubisoft says it acknowledges certain “lingering issues” in the game and wants to fix them in an update before releasing the DLC. In a blog post, The Division developer has said it will be moving the Survival DLC to later this year and the Last Stand expansion will be released no sooner than early 2017.
“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.” (via The Division blog)
Ubisoft’s third-person shooter, The Division generated more than $330 million worldwide in its first five days, representing a new record for the company. The company now wants to streamline and enhance the experience. These changes, according to the blog post, include:
Fixing bugs, including those listed in our Known Issues as well as many other ones
1. Making loot drops more relevant to the player
2. Enemy difficulty and time to kill
3. Gear Sets and weapons balancing
4. Solo player experience
5. Dark Zone and PvP balancing
6. Quality of life additions based on community suggestions (such as weapon skins no longer taking inventory space)
The new 1.4 update will target bugs, loot, PvP and Dark Zone. Ubisoft plans to share the improvements in a Special Report live stream on September 13th.
“We want to take this opportunity to thank you, our community, for being so openly passionate about the game. Our passion is what unites us and allows us to build a better game together! We remain committed to delivering the best experience possible, and will constantly be looking for your feedback as we shape the future of The Division.”