Tom Clancy’s The Division was first announced at E3 2013. The game, an MMO third-person shooter developed by Ubisoft Massive, Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft Red Storm, will be released on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC , and is –officially– set for a release in 2015.

At least that is what Ubisoft said on May 15, when the company delayed The Division to 2015. The Division original release date was 2014.

the division 600x337 Rumor: The Division release date could be pushed to 2016 | VGLeaks 2.0

Now, it seems that The Division could be pushed to 2016. According to the same inside source who predicted that the game would miss its 2014 release, the game isn’t fully functional yet and the developers are having massive problems making the multiplayer component work at the concept stage, so this source sees the date “a tad bit optimistic

We’ve been given increased resources, we’re hiring lots at the moment and are given a lot of help from other Ubisoft teams which is going to be needed if we are to deliver a finished game by next fall.

Sadly I still think that the date is a tad bit optimistic as we still don’t have a functioning game and still have massive problems making our multiplayer component work at the concept stage.

At the end of the day we don’t want to do a Battlefield 4 and release an unfinished game.

There’s too much potential in the concept that is The Division at the moment, that we’ve asked for more time and resources in order to fully realise this fantastic vision.

At the same time both we and our publisher are incredibly happy with our game engine and Ubisoft will naturally make use of it in lots of upcoming titles.

Finally, the source also gave some technical details about the game’s complexity:

Uncharted 3 has served as inspiration for the animations in the game. More than 1000 minor movements are triggered as the player crouches down behind a car door, behind a garbage can or skips over a stone.

Personally, I think 2016 is too far away. What do you think?

Via | GameReactor