Ubisoft has revealed that it’s once again tapping Massive Entertainment, the studio currently working on Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora and Star Wars Outlaws, to lead development on the next big entry in the Tom Clancy’s The Division franchise, appointing Julian Gerighty – currently the creative director on Star Wars Outlaws – as executive produce on the entire The Division series.
As part of the new role, Gerighty will naturally be overseeing development of The Division 3, which will be again led by Massive Entertainment, but will remain on the Star Wars Outlaws project is completed and that game ships. The studio is currently working on building out a team for The Division 3.
Julian Gerighty has been appointed Executive Producer for the Tom Clancy’s The Division brand. Julian will oversee all games and products, including Tom Clancy’s The Division 3, led by Massive Entertainment who is actively building a team for the game.
“We may have over 40 million players, but The Division is still in its early years as a franchise. There are so many incredible stories to tell, places to explore and people to protect,” Gerighty is quoted in the Ubisoft news post making the announcement.
“I think that we delivered that with Tom Clancy’s The Division’s cutting-edge visuals, incredible gameplay, and promise to the player that they can’t get this experience anywhere else, and then again with Tom Clancy’s The Division 2. It’s about refinement, it’s about pushing the quality bar consistently forward.”
Massive Entertainment’s next project to launch is Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, which releases on December 7th this year for PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC. We had the chance to check it out behind closed doors a few months back and thought it looked like a solid new entry point into James Cameron’s monumental universe, saying “If you’re after another robust open-world to explore, there’s going to be few prettier than this Pandora. It has also become apparent that Avatar, as a franchise, are definitely holiday-conquerors and look to occupy that end-of-year window. Frontiers could be the epic trip back to Pandora that people need to keep the series front-of-mind before the third movie hits next year.”