Ubisoft have big plans for the future of The Division franchise but at the moment, it looks like The Division 3 is not part of that roadmap, at least not for the next few years.
Back in February 2021, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot promised more The Division announcements in 2021 and 2022. He was telling the truth since Ubisoft have announced two new The Division games over the last or so - Heartland and Resurgence.
However, despite these announcements, The Division fans are still not quite happy with the lack of news regarding The Division 3, which is yet to be officially announced.
So, when can we expect to hear more about The Division 3? Is such a game even a slight possibility right now or we'll be waiting for many many years before Ubisoft decide to finally share something?
Well, Massive Entertainment are busy delivering their next big thing in Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and they also have a big open-world Star Wars project in the works as well as an unannounced groundbreaking cloud-based game .
While it's true that Massive are a massive studio with over 700 developers across the world, it's unlikely that they are currently simultaneously working on four AAA projects given the large scope of each project.
If The Division 3 exists at Massive it's probably in very early stages of development with only a handful of devs working on it. If we had to guess, we would say it's probably coming after Massive's Star Wars project which is years away on its own.
The good news is that until the third instalment is here, we'll get two new The Division games to scratch that post-apocalyptic tactical shooter itch.
The Division Heartland is an Escape From Tarkov-like experience set on a massive map coming in the fiscal year 2022-23 and The Division Resurgence is the newly announced mobile experience that is soon entering a closed alpha test. It does not have a release date at the moment.
On top of this, The Division 2 team is still hard at work on bringing more content to players in Title Update 15, which is set to introduce a Specialisation revamp and more engaging Seasons to give players more reason to return to the game.
All in all, there will be plenty of The Division games moving forward but it does seem like we'll be waiting for the big, third instalment, for quite some time. That's not necessarily a bad thing as long as Heartland, Resurgence and The Division 2 Year 4 are hits and Massive hit the nail on the head with The Division 3 once it finally releases.