Ubisoft has announced Rayman 2 and Assassin’s Creed 2, multiplayer-studio Ubisoft Annecy has been brought in to help with development on The Division.
Massive Entertainment is still the main developer of the multiplayer online shooter, and Tom Clancy studio Red Storm along with The Crew developers Reflections are also still collaborating on the title.
“We are very happy that Ubisoft Annecy is part of The Division’s family,” says David Polfeldt, managing director at Massive Entertainment. “They are highly experienced and talented developers, adding much value to the project. Being able to work with other studios offers fantastic creative opportunities during development and, in the end, strongly benefits the overall quality of the game.”
Ubisoft Annecy was the development team behind the online component of Pandora Tomorrow, Chaos Theory and Double Agent. The studio also developed the Café Théâtre in Assassin’s Creed Unity.
Ubisoft said it is keeping details of Annecy’s involvement with The Division a “secret for now,” but it will reveal more soon.
The Division is currently without a release date and is in the works for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.