Lone wolves won’t have to socialise if they don’t feel like doing so.
In the first The Division, players had the chance to go solo all the way, and although the sequel has several new cooperative elements, playing solo will remain a possibility. It was confirmed by The Division 2‘s director, Mathias Karlson, to AusGamers:
„It’s a core principle for us that there is no right or wrong way to play The Division. You can play through the entire story campaign into end-game and [then the] end-game [content], alone. You can also do the same content [in] two, three, or four player co-op. Or eight-player co-op, two full groups in the raid if you opt into the challenge that we’re adding. So it’s essential for us that you get to pick. I’m a co-op player, […] but many people at the office are, like, ‘That’s cool, I like it in certain activities. But I want to have the bulk of the experience alone when I’m out exploring’. So there’s no right or wrong.”
He also confirmed the return of the Dark Zone PvP: „We are super-committed to having strong PVP for The Division 2. Just like in the first game, we are going to get you a revamped dark-zone experience; I can say that much. Building on what we talked about before: the learnings of running it live and that unique atmosphere, and essence of what the dark-zone is. But transferred into gameplay.”
The Division 2 will launch on March 15 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Running live means live services – it seems you’ll have to get a constant Internet connection to play.