Rumours continue to spread that The Division has been delayed into 2015. To keep the fires burning Ubisoft has released two new screenshots, which can be viewed below.

The Division was originally pegged for release late this year. Ubisoft's Sweden-based studio Massive Entertainment calls the game an "online open-world action role-playing game".

The Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC title is set in New York three weeks after a lethal virus, released on Black Friday, has swept through the city.

In the game's persistent online open-world, players will be able to explore the city of New York – which has been decimated by looting and overrun by gangs of survivors, from Central Park to the subway to the Statue of Liberty.

"Our goal with Tom Clancy's The Division is nothing short of completely changing the way people play online RPGs," said Fredrik Rundqvist, executive producer, Ubisoft.

"With the power of next-gen consoles behind it, The Division puts players in the middle of breathtaking, persistent multiplayer thriller in which they will explore, fight and work together as modern society collapses around them, all with the authenticity for which Tom Clancy's games are renowned."

New The Division screenshots