Tom Clancy’s The Division has received a wealth of information in the past few days but there are concerns with map size. The Division will feature Midtown Manhattan as an area at launch, which has some people concerned at the lack of Brooklyn and other New York City areas, especially since the borough was showcased in earlier footage.
According to creative director Magnus Jansen when speaking to Examiner, “For Tom Clancy’s The Division we are going with Midtown Manhattan. It is because of the 1-to-1 recreation and the way the pandemic has [happened]. Basically, everything has been hit and there are no more resources because everyone tried to get out. There is no more gasoline in the cars, there is no traffic, you’re on foot.”
Insofar as content is concerned, players will still have a “huge open world” with “more than enough to sink your teeth into” with Midtown Manhattan. For the most part, the map appears dense with a number of objectives. We’ll find out for ourselves how detailed it is when the beta goes live on January 28th for Xbox One and January 29th for PC and PS4.