The Division's next two expansions will be delayed so the development team can focus on improving the base game, Ubisoft Massive announced today.
"This new schedule will not only enable us to strengthen the core experience before adding new content, but also continuously improve it by allowing for more production time to ensure the quality of future updates," the studio said in a blog post.
The team is currently focused on the game's 1.4 update, aimed at addressing "some of the most pressing issues" facing the game six months on from its release.
Update 1.4 will release in October across all platforms, and will focus on the following "lingering issues":
Fixing bugs, including those listed in our Known Issues as well as many other ones
Making loot drops more relevant to the player
Enemy difficulty and time to kill
Gear Sets and weapons balancing
Solo player experience
Dark Zone and PvP balancing
Quality of life additions based on community suggestions (such as weapon skins no longer taking inventory space)
Ubisoft will incorporate feedback from social media, forums, and Reddit into its process, and will operate forum polls on specific issues pertaining to the game.
The Survival DLC, the second major expansion to the game, was set for a summer release alongside Update 1.4, but has been postponed to "before the end of the calendar year."
Its delay causes a domino effect that will push the Last Stand expansion back from late 2016 to early 2017.
Further updates will be provided via livestreams and blog entries.