The Division’s Player Base Has Not Returned to Launch Levels
Ubisoft’s Anne Blondel clarifies an earlier statement.
Recently, Ubisoft VP of live operations Anne Blondel talked about the effect that update 1.4 had on Tom Clancy’s The Division. The open world third person shooter faced a pretty big slump earlier this year due to a variety of balancing issues and stingy loot drops but update 1.4 pretty much rebuilt the game from the ground up.
Blondel told PCGamesN that as a result, player numbers had returned to what they were at the game’s launch. However, Blondel backtracked on the statement, noting that, “This was a miscommunication – what I meant to say is the numbers for The Division are trending back in a positive direction.
“Thanks to what we’ve seen with patch 1.4 and other updates the team has delivered. What I should have said is, we think it’s possible that The Division follows a similar pattern to Rainbow Six Siege, which has seen increasing engagement to the point that DAU numbers have equaled those we saw during the launch period.”
And while update 1.4 did improve the experience greatly, it’s just a fact that The Division’s numbers are no where near what they were at launch. Still, the game is much more fun than before, especially with the recently release Survival expansion.