Division Heartland has been abolished

Ubisoft has canceled Division Heartland. First announced in 2021, The Division is a free-to-play spin-off game developed by Red Storm Studio.

Ubisoft revealed the cancellation in a Earnings Reportsaying,

“As part of Ubisoft’s efforts to streamline its operations and adapt to evolving market trends, there have been further reorganizations in the global publishing teams, in the APAC region, into three engagement centers and not at the central level. In addition, in line with the increased selectivity of its investments, Ubisoft has decided to stop development in the Heartland division and take on projects such as XDefiant and Rainbow Six. Reallocated resources to bigger opportunities.

The Division Heartland was quiet for a while after the reveal, including the delay. It eventually revived with closed beta tests, but the sporadic updates to its existence led to suspicion and confusion among fans. The game is a PvEvP survival action experience with players controlling a Division agent tasked with protecting a small town from enemy factions and chemical contamination.

Despite the cancellation, we know it doesn’t mean the end of the franchise. Ubisoft announced The Division 3 last September, with series creator Massive Entertainment back at the helm. That game currently has no release window.

Heartland joins an expanding graveyard of canceled Ubisoft projects over the past few years. In January 2023, the publisher canceled its upcoming team-based arena battler Project Q and three other games in development. In 2022, Battle Royale Ghost Recon Frontline, Splinter Cell VR and two unannounced games were also removed. Immortals was also an unannounced sequel to Phoenix Rising Report canceled Last July.

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