The Division – Policing your friends

tom clancy's the divisionOne of the most surprising and exciting reveals from E3 this year was gameplay from The Division that featured the Darkzone multiplayer mode. There were numerous things about the reveal that were intriguing, from the looting aspects, to the surprise of running into other live players, to the choice of avoiding higher level AI enemies, but most shocking was the betrayal at the climax of the video. If you haven’t seen the footage, players are given the choice to betray their team and then steal their coveted Darkzone gear that they just looted as a team. I still have concerns about how well they will manage player saturation and feeling like you constantly run into players as so many people enjoy trolling rather than working together. However, some news has me hopeful for how organic the experience will end up being. Continue reading

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