Watch the gameplay trailer for The Division

Check out Ubisoft's new, persistent, open-world, action RPG game, built for the Xbox One and PS4.

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A post-apocalyptic world without zombies? Made for next-gen consoles? OK, Ubisoft, we're listening.

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The Division, according to Ubisoft, is set in "the Tom Clancy universe", which sounds just a little worrying at first blush. Luckily, however, the game itself looks amazing.

The United States has been decimated by a flu virus spread via currency itself. You play as a sleeper agent who's been brought out to ... well, it's not entirely clear what you're meant to be doing.

The gameplay trailer shows co-op gameplay around exploration and combat, some drop-in drop-out play from someone playing on a tablet and lots and lots of guns. Which, we assume, is how you know it's in the Tom Clancy universe.

The interface looks amazing, as does the open-world environment. It seems like this is one title determined to push the next-gen consoles to their limit. The Division is out on the Xbox One and PS4 in 2014.