Ubisoft has a habit of exciting gamers every year at E3. In 2011, there was the impressive demo of Far Cry 3. In 2012, we got Watch Dogs. Last year we got Tom Clancy’s The Division, an impressive open-world game specifically built for next-gen consoles and PC. It was also given a release date for the end of 2014, but it looks like it might not make that window.
An anonymous source that claims to be from Ubisoft Massive has come forward to GameReactor telling them that the game isn’t close to being completed at all. Like, the engine is complete and functional, but barely any actual game development has begun.
“The game engine works well, it’s not done, but works well. The actual game development has barely started, however,” said the anonymous developer.
“The fact that Ubisoft has gone public with a 2014 release date feels laughable to be perfectly honest, we will never be able to release The Division this year. It’s a large project, and we have very far to go.”
This wouldn’t be the first time a Ubisoft project has slipped way past its original due date. The Crew, a next-gen racing game, was originally supposed to debut Q1 2014, but has since slipped back. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Patriots is another title that has suffered from multiple delays and even shifted to next-generation platforms. Most famously, however, is Watch Dogs, the next-gen launch title that was pushed back to 2014 at the very last moment.
We’ll keep you updated should Ubisoft make any announcements concerning Tom Clancy’s The Division.