Ubisoft has recruited another one of its studios to help develop the upcoming open-world third-person shooter The Division.
Ubisoft Annecy, which got its start working on Rayman 2 and previously worked on games like Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow and Assassin's Creed II's multiplayer mode, is now also working on the Division, Ubisoft has announced.
“The team in Annecy is delighted to be collaborating with Massive, Red Storm, and Reflections on Tom Clancy’s The Division,” Ubisoft Annecy Studio Manager Rebecka Coutaz said. “We are bringing our previous experience in multiplayer online games and this project is allowing us to build our technical knowledge in other areas and become experts on this incredible brand. The collaboration with the other studios is going very smoothly, and we’re working together to ensure we meet and exceed the high expectations players have for this new title.”
The Division is being helmed by Massive Entertainment. We already knew it was getting help from developer Red Storm, which previously worked on games like Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, and Reflections, which most recently worked on racing game The Crew.
The company didn't say what Ubisoft Annecy specific role will entail, but collaborating with the studio makes sense given The Division's emphasis on online multiplayer.