Ubisoft Cancels The Division: Heartland in Favor of More Promising Games Like XDefiant

Ubisoft has clarified the fate of Tom Clancy’s The Division: Heartland, their conditionally free PvPvE shooter, which was announced three years ago but hasn’t shown any signs of life since last autumn.

First introduced in May 2021, The Division: Heartland was slated for release no later than 2022. However, the release was later postponed to 2023. The game made an appearance in a Taiwanese ratings board in November.

In a recent financial report, Ubisoft mentioned it had halted the development of The Division: Heartland and redirected the freed resources towards more promising projects like Rainbow Six and XDefiant.

 Image showing the halted Division Heartland project

The decision to cancel The Division: Heartland was influenced by Ubisoft’s move towards “increased selectivity” concerning its investments, as well as its aspiration to adapt to changing market conditions.

Ubisoft assured that the decision to scrap The Division: Heartland was not easy, and it is presently focusing its energies on assisting the game’s former developers from Red Storm Entertainment—who learned about the project’s fate only a few hours before the announcement.

 Image showing Ubisoft's focus on new projects

The Division: Heartland was expected to have players, assuming the role of a resistance agent, protect the American town of Silver Creek from other in-game players, hostile factions, and a deadly virus.

The Division: Heartland served as a link between The Division and The Division 2. Aimed initially to be available for PC (Ubisoft Connect), PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and S. Ubisoft is also reportedly working on The Division 3.

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