Tom Clancy’s The Division Resurgence aims to bring the popular post-crisis New York City shooter experience to mobile, but there will be some notable changes to the game’s formula.
In Division Resurgence, players once again take to the streets of NYC after a smallpox variant called Green Point was released that kills 90% of the people. You’ll take on the role of the first wave of Division agents — trained field agents who must keep their identities secret — who are sent to the city with access to weapons and abilities from the previous Division games, albeit with a few differences in terms mobile version.
Developed by Massive Entertainment and published by Ubisoft, Tom Clancy’s The Division was released in 2016 to massive sales on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Its sequel, The Division 2, got a smaller reception than the original in 2019, but it still has a loyal following that plays the game regularly.
The action in Division Resurgence is performed using touch controlsor phones. The game’s UI has buttons to take cover, shoot, and use abilities during combat. James Berry, the game’s community developer, confirmed support for This is what the development team is working on for the launch of the game.
Upcoming Resurgence Alpha Test Unlike the previous two games, players will have to choose a specialization with their own skills and abilities, rather than being able to mix and match them. Three classes will be available in the upcoming Resurgence alpha test, and six will be available when the game launches. The first three are Demolitionist, with access to a turret and a tracer mine; Bulwark, a defensive option with ballistic shield access and deployable cover; and the Vanguard, which can scan enemies and deploy a drone.
“The idea is that we should allow players, as a team, to find the right mix of specializations based on their needs, based on the mission or activities they are playing,” Berry said.
The resurgence will take place in the same midtown Manhattan as the first division game, but Berry said more areas of the city will be made available. Players take part in missions and side activities either alone or with a team similar to the other Division games. You’ll face off against various enemy factions, including the new group called the Freemen, who make their own weapons and armor. Players will also encounter escaped prisoners known as the Rikers and the iconic town workers referred to as the Cleaners, both introduced in the first game.
Berry also confirmed that the Dark Zone – an area where players fight both enemies and each other – will also be included in Resurgence. It will not be included in the upcoming alpha test, but will be added in the future
Since Resurgence is free to play, fans of the series have concerns about how much monetization the game will include. When Diablo Immortal, a mobile entry for the Diablo franchise, was released last month, players realized that the best gear in the game would require a lot of money to access it.
According to Berry, monetization is an “ongoing theme” for the development team.
“We’re still working on something that we’ll be testing a little later in the year,” he said. “The main focus for us is to make sure everyone can play on an equal footing. We want everyone to be able to enjoy the game at their own pace, while being balanced between all of our players.”
The Division Resurgence will be free when it launches on iOS and Android phones, and the team will release a list of hardware the game can run on at some point before launch.