“We live in a fragile and complex world, a web of interdependent systems we rely on every day. When one fails, others follow, creating a deadly domino effect that can cripple society in days…” (YouTube)
“The Division is inspired by Operation Dark Winter and Directive 51, real-world events which “revealed how vulnerable we’ve become”; society has become “fragile” and “complex”. In the game, a disease that spreads on Black Friday causes the United States to collapse in 5 days. The player is part of an unconfirmed group that was established to combat the threat and do whatever it takes to “save what remains“” (Wiki)
Concerning the flu virus and bank notes, there has been real research to suggest that it can survive for up to 17 days in the right conditions. There’s a definite possibility that this could happen, but our immune system is a wonderful thing. The virus would have to be really pathogenic to cause the level of devastation hinted at above.
A 7 minute gameplay trailer can be seen below the break. It looks incredible, and great fun as well. The only downside is that it’s currently not going to appear on PCs!
What will it take to save what remains? Onwards!