The Division’s game director leaves for IO Interactive

    
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Staffing changes are really pretty common when a big title launches. It’s understandable, even; if you’ve just spent several years of your life working on a given title, you’ll probably be happy to move on and let someone else deal with the game once it’s out of the development cradle. This is all a roundabout way to provide speculative context for The Division’s former game director Ryan Barnard leaving Ubisoft and heading over to work for Hitman developer IO Interactive.

According to Barnard’s LinkedIn page, he had left the company back in February, which may raise a few eyebrows and suggest a few questions. All of those questions are purely speculative, of course; about all we know for certain when it comes to The Division’s performance is that it smashed the heck out of sales records.

Source: PC Gamer
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Karl_Hungus
says the Nihilist

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Good for him because he’s probably completely tired of making Tom Clancy games. Since that is the Tom Clancy studio of Ubisoft.

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Karl_Hungus PaganRites I honestly only really like The Division because it’s the closest thing to getting a new Rainbow Six: Las Vegas game. Something that even Penny Arcade harped on about in a recent news post. Though, I wouldn’t call it taking some of the worst elements of MMO’s since it takes a lot of the better portions versus something like Destiny does. Which Destiny still is all about that RNG and praying to the drop gods that you could get an exotic because loot tables don’t exist.

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solipsis Well, he called it average, to be fair.

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Damonvile PaganRites 
I think Angry Joe was pretty fair in his assessment. It’s average. But that doesn’t make it bad. Average is still enjoyable. There’s things the Division does right. There’s things it doesn’t. Some of the issues are being addressed with the next patch. Personally, I think this game is similar to Destiny in that the foundation is really solid but the base game leaves much to be desired in terms of entry price. But that’s not surprising considering the average multiplayer cross-platform game these days.

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PaganRites even if he’s not who cares. I’m really enjoying it, and as far as votes go, mine is always more important to me :P

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PaganRites 
After just watching his review, I’m inclined to agree with him. The Division took some of the worst elements of MMO’s and some of the worst elements of shooters and combined them. This game sold well because of the hype. It’s going to take some serious updates to flesh it out. As far as my personal experience goes, it just made me wish Destiny was third-person.

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He’s in the minority.

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Angry Joe does not like this game.