Over the weekend, multiple game devs, including The Division 2’s creative director, floated the idea of a “single player narrative driven spin off” of the online game. It was apparently first proposed on Twitter by TT Games’ Tim Spencer, then amplified by Ubisoft’s Julian Gerighty.
— Julian Gerighty (@jgerighty) July 13, 2019
“Apparently not something people are violently against :),” Gerighty noted a few hours later after replies leaned heavily in favor. There’s a big ol’ thread about it on The Division 2 subreddit too, though folks are slightly less enthusiastic there, as there’s a bit of concern about wanting more love poured into the online game they’ve already paid for, plus plenty of shade about how Division 2 is already practically single-player.
Of course, this is a pure hypothetical right now, so maybe don’t get your hopes up. MMO players will surely recall that last summer, Riot Games folks were floating the idea of a League of Legends MMORPG, only to see the bosses turn around and laugh at it and promise it wasn’t happening. Then again, I expect better from Ubisoft.