Ubisoft announced that itâ€™s developing a free-to-play game set in The Divisionâ€™s universe, called The Division Heartland. The company also announced that a Division mobile game is in the works.
The announcement is light on details, so itâ€™s not clear yet whether the game will be a battle royale style like Call of Duty: Warzone or Fortnite, but Ubisoft has said itâ€™ll be coming to PC, consoles, and cloud gaming platforms at some point in 2021 or 2022. There are also basically no details about the mobile game, but Ubisoft said in a news release that more will be revealed at a later date.
Itâ€™s understandable why Ubisoft would want to launch its own version of the free-to-play and mobile shooter games: Fortnite makes billions of dollars for Epic, and CoD: Mobile alone reportedly made $10 billion in 2020. Thatâ€™s not even mentioning the 100 million players for Warzone, another lucrative title.
Whether Ubisoftâ€™s offerings in The Division universe will be as popular as its competitors remains to be seen, but Ubisoft is certainly trying to keep the gameâ€™s world culturally relevant: itâ€™s still developing content for The Division 2, and is currently working on a movie version with Netflix starring Jake Gyllenhaal.