Consider the following, though: Ubisoft knows how to make a sequel.
Massive Entertainment has always envisioned the story in the game as the beginning chapter in a larger saga, as Creative Director Julian Gerighty revealed. So much for my hopes of another World in Conflict... "The development is led by Massive Entertainment and driven by close collaboration with Ubisoft Annecy, Redstorm, Reflections, Ubisoft Bucharest and Ubisoft Shanghai". But, the publisher did reveal that an updated version of the Snowdrop engine will be powering the sequel, and that the title will be fully unveiled at E3 this year.
But today's announcement doesn't mark the end of support for The Division.
April - Update 1.8.1, which includes the Xbox One X patch and the implementation of Classified drop rate changes discussed on a previous State of the Game. The answer to that question will probably come at E3. No official gameplay footage so far, but we do get a few snippets of info about The Division, an in-game event for The Division 2 happening in June 2018 and more!
When the first Assassin's Creed was released in 2007, players and critics alike derided it for feeling like a tech demo. I'm leaning towards no. Ubisoft is all about crafting games that can stand on their own for longer than a year.
Since the release of The Division two years ago, we have remained true to this philosophy. It will be supported by a host of Ubisoft studios. Details about the sequel are sparse, but the team at Massive affirms it has learned tremendously from the last two years of upkeeping, updating, and engaging The Division players across the globe. It centered on a group of agents from the Strategic Homeland Division, aka The Division, who were tasked with retaining order and discovering the source of the outbreak in New York City following a smallpox pandemic that started on Black Friday. This update also marks the beginning of the brand new Shields monthly feature, in which achievements earned playing The Division will grant special rewards in The Division 2. Like The Division, The Division 2 will be coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.