The Division will be developed by several Ubisoft studios
Massive Entertainment’s upcoming game The Division will be developed by several Ubisoft studios, according to Executive Producter Fredrik Rundqvist.
In an interview with Xbox Wire, Rundqvist said that the decision is apart of the Ubisoft “DNA.” He believes it will allow them to "share talent" in an effort to provide the best experience possible for players.
“It´s part of the Ubisoft DNA to develop big titles across many studios, to bring developers from different places and expertise together. 'The Division' is going to be part of that structure. As the lead studio, the majority of design and directing the game is and will be done out of Massive, but we are very likely to work with one or several other Ubisoft studios on various aspects of the game. This is a great way to share talent, learn from each other and thus provide an even better experience for the games. We will keep you posted when we have more information to share about this.”
Currently, The Division is scheduled for a fourth-quarter 2014 release date.
Source: [Xbox Wire]