Fans of The Division have been following the game closely ever since its exciting E3 2013 reveal trailer. Painted as an open world cooperative shooter/RPG hybrid, many have been wondering exactly how large the map size is in the game. Well, thanks to YouTuber Arekkz Gaming, we now have a much clearer idea as to just how big the map will be in The Division.
The game will take place almost entirely in Manhattan, though other areas of New York may also be explored in some specific missions. The map size itself doesn’t seem gargantuan by any means, and while some may consider that a problem for a game like this, it appears as though The Division makes up for that with its density.
As described by Arekkz Gaming, the map in The Division offers a good number of buildings to explore in any given area of the map. This gives players plenty of additional space to roam, beyond the city streets and underground locales.
To see the map size for The Division, as well as learn a bit more about missions and safehouses, check out Arekkz Gaming’s video right here:
While some may complain that the map for The Division doesn’t seem all that “large,” it’s worth keeping in mind that most of the larger open worlds deliver breadth at the cost of interesting locales and characters. Size certainly isn’t everything, though, and with a game like The Division, it seems the smaller, more personal touches may be more important than having a massive map.
That’s not to say that The Division‘s map isn’t big. It looks to be of decent size judging from Arekkz Gaming’s video, but until someone fully explores it, it will be hard to make a definitive determination. It’s also possible that the map boundaries shown in the video aren’t representative of the final game, so keep that in mind as well.
Perhaps the upcoming Division beta (which will be available first on Xbox One) will shed more light on the map size issue. It will at least give players a chance to explore a portion of Manhattan themselves, and get a taste of just how dense The Division‘s map actually is.
Regardless of how big or small the map is in The Division at launch, it’s also worth noting that the map size could certainly increase down the road. This could come in the form of paid DLC expansions or free content updates, and could allow players to explore more areas of Manhattan and New York in general. Brooklyn won’t be in The Division at launch despite appearing in previous trailers for the game, so perhaps that particular borough will be one of the first areas added to expand the game’s map.
Tom Clancy’s The Division is scheduled to release on March 8th for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Source: VG 24/7