Ubisoft has announced it is working on a sequel to co-op action title Tom Clancy’s The Division.

Development on Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will once again be led by Massive Entertainment in collaboration with Ubisoft Reflections, Red Storm Entertainment, Ubisoft Annecy, Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Bucharest.

The Division 2 will be powered by an updated version of the Snowdrop engine, and will make an appearance at E3 2018 in June.

"We’ve always envisioned the story in the game we launched in 2016 as the beginning chapter in a larger saga," said Massive Entertainment creative director Julian Gerighty.

"We’re also taking everything we learned over the past two years and applying it towards the sequel to make sure we get it right… We’re nimbler and better prepared to take action based on feedback.

"And now, more than ever before, we have a clear vision of what’s important and what continues to make The Division a special experience for so many people."

Tom Clancy's The Division 2 announced

In the near term, Ubisoft will continue to support The Division with new Global Events, Xbox One X enhancements, and more.

It will soon add a new type of achievement called “Shields” to the game, which unlock special rewards in The Division 2.

The Division was released in March 2016 to generally positive reviews.

"The Division is a great shooter that's primarily let down by glitches, drabness, repetition, and a thoroughly underwhelming first raid," wrote Gameplanet reviewer Ben Allan at the time.

Things improved from there. Alongside bug fixes, the game's first two expansions, Underground and Survival, were released in 2016, with a third, Last Stand, appearing in early 2017.

Since then, the game has been bolstered by a pair of free expansions and a number of smaller updates. The most recent, Update 1.8, added a new area and a pair of new games modes.