We’ve all seen top footballers promote various things from time to time and it seems the vast majority of sportsmen like gaming.
However, for Ubisoft’s latest instalment in the Tom Clancy franchise The Division 2, the developers got creative with their sporting associates and moved in a totally different direction.
Ubisoft decided to sign six EFL League Two footballers as ambassadors for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
Matt Taylor (Swindon Town), Kieran O’Hara (Macclesfield Town), Callum Brittain (MK Dons), George Ray (Crewe Alexandra), Omar Sowunmi (Yeovil Town) and Robbie Simpson (MK Dons) have all signed on ahead of the game’s Beta release this weekend.
Naturally, the link between Division 2 and League Two shouldn’t take much to get your head around. Many of you will also remember Taylor and his left-peg from his Premier League days and he explained why it’s so cool to get involved with such a huge game.
“Each division is different, but the one thing that remains is true passion for the game. It’s great to see Ubisoft recognise that by signing us up for The Division 2. We’re thrilled to be joining the Private Beta, playing to launch and beyond. I look forward to seeing Division 2 fans in the Dark Zone!”
The Dark Zone Taylor refers to is the player-versus-player area on the expansive map where agents can find the best available loot and encounter other players online. While you can become friends with them, they can also kill you at a moments notice.
So if you fancy knocking some professional footballers about in the mean streets of Washington this weekend – virtually, of course – you know what to do.
Some semi-pro players must be thinking ‘please make a The Division 7!’
In the Beta, players will establish their Base of Operations in the White House before venturing out into a transformed Washington D.C., unlocking new skills and abilities while they upgrade to a level cap of seven.
The eastern part of the map will be open and it will feature two main missions, five side missions and three unique Dark Zones that Taylor is so clearly fond of.
Xbox One, PS4, and PC players can secure their access to the Private Beta by pre-ordering Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 at participating retailers, and players can still register for Beta access now for a chance to play at http://thedivisiongame.com/beta until February 11.
The game will be released in full for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on March 15, 2019. To preorder the game, click HERE.