Ubisoft snows off The Division’s next-gen engine in screens, new trailer

the-division_logoOne of the more impressive displays of technology revealed during the VGX event was Ubisoft’s next-generation Snowdrop Engine “gameplay” trailer for Tom Clancy’s The Division.

If you missed it, and you’d like to see what kind of neat effects we’ll hopefully be seeing from the PS4, Xbox One and PC sometime in the near future, check out the trailer and new screens below.

Snowdrop Next-Gen Engine – Tom Clancy’s The Division trailer:
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Tom Clancy’s The Division – Snowdrop Next-Gen Engine screens:

Setting a new bar in video game realism and open-world rendering, the latest assets showcase the next-gen Snowdrop engine which was specifically developed to create a deep and vast universe.

The Division takes place in New York three weeks after a lethal virus, released on Black Friday, has swept through the city. One by one, basic services have failed. Society has collapsed into chaos. The President invokes Presidential Directive 51, and The Division, a top-secret unit of self-supporting tactical agents, is activated. Leading seemingly ordinary lives, Division agents are trained to operate independently of command in this type of emergency situation. When the lights go out, their mission begins.

In a Tom Clancy universe dedicated to realism, players can explore the once-familiar streets and landmarks of the Big Apple, now decimated by looting and overrun by clans that will do anything to survive. From Central Park to the subway to the Statue of Liberty, nowhere is safe. Discover a persistent, online, open-world New York where exploration, combat, and RPG player-progression are essential.