Would you try a single-player spinoff of The Division 2, or are you happy with it as it is?

    
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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.

“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.

Source: Reddit, Twitter via VG247
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EmberStar

I’d be mildly curious, if they released a DRM free version that didn’t require U(can’t)Play. But they won’t, so I don’t need to worry about it.

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Crowe

Happy as it is.

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Anstalt

I put ~100 hours into TD2 and enjoyed it, made my way to GS505 I think before stopping. But, only played it at all because I got it for free.

It basically is a single player game with optional multiplayer. There is no forced multiplayer, you don’t even see other players outside of safehouses unless you specifically choose to.

Would I play it if it was a single player game? If I got it for free, probably. Do I like it how it is now? No. Always online but still small scale multiplayer is, to me, the absolute worst of both worlds. I see it as being pointless – you lose the independence and focus of a single player game without gaining the community and longevity of a proper MMO. Worse, TD2 doesn’t even have a PvP mode that takes advantage of this type of online game.

What I would enjoy is a Division MMO. The combat system is nice, the world is cool, the backstory is OK. If they took that and added MMO content and systems, I’d play that.

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Bruno Brito

I don’t even know what Div2 is.

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Yangers

With almost 500 hours played, Div 2 pretty much already is a single player game.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Heck, I would play an off-line single-player version of any online game that I am enjoying, especially my MMOs.

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starbuck1771

Yes I would love it. I loved Tom’s book’s, movie’s, and games. Even though he has been dead almost six years I am glad his legacy is continuing. Looking forward the The Division movie when Netflix releases it.

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Robert Mann

3. Wasn’t really interested, been enjoying offline shooters when I want shooters… and I lean more sci-fi than modern day, so likely would be a hard sell.

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rafael12104

Sure. I’d play a single-player iteration. I like the concept and the broad strokes of the story as it is. Now, let single-player hash things out a bit more!

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Veldara

The writing for this game is simplistic and whatever story there is to glean out of it is barebones. The only appeal for this game is the fact it’s online multiplayer.