Game developer and publisher Ubisoft has just released the much-awaited Patch 1.5 for its popular third-person shooter game, "Tom Clancy's The Division," and because of this latest update, the number of active users has gone up again. The title previously sufffered a few months of a low player count.
According to Ubisoft's Vice President of Live Operations — Anne Blondel — the number of active players that are currently playing "Tom Clancy's The Division" is now back to what it once it was during the title's launch, PC Games Network reported.
The major key for the rise of player count is the Patch 1.4 that the company released back in October, and possibly the currently launched Patch 1.5, which includes the highly anticipated "Survival" expansion.
"Some players left the game earlier than what we thought, then we had to make that tough call - do we keep providing them with extra content or do we stop everything for a while, settle down, fix everything and then once the game is where it should be, then we start providing more content," Blondel said during an interview with PC Games N.
"And this is what we did [and] the community was super happy about it, even though they were disappointed at first that we were to push back the next DLC releases," she added.
The number of players dropped quite significantly after "Tom Clancy's The Division" was released. According to Game Rant's report a few months back, the game took a massive drop of players – 81 percent – on the Windows PC platform since its launch. The game was released back in March of this year.
Thanks to the latest update, it seems like the player count is back to its previous numbers again. However, Ubisoft did not provide any kind of statistics regarding the exact count.
Furthermore, the number count is not the only thing that's improved in "The Division." Blondel also shared that the community's attitude has also changed and that it is now more positive than before.