The Division's Xbox One beta has been delayed to early 2016, Ubisoft has announced. It had previously been due to begin this month.

To make up for it, a closed alpha test offering access to a slice of the game will instead be available to select players for four days starting this Wednesday, December 9. To get in you'll need to have pre-ordered the Xbox One version or take your chance by signing up to the alpha waiting list.

The alpha will not be available on PS4 and PC, and will end at 8am BST on Sunday December 12.

Ubisoft says that the alpha marks "the first time the public gets to play a version of The Division that includes more than the Dark Zone PvP enabled areas", and will provide "valuable insight into how our infrastructure performs under pressure that we can't replicate internally or at a tradeshow".

It will, however, be subject to an NDA, meaning players cannot share captured gameplay content, including livestreams, screenshots or discussing the alpha outside of the alpha forums.

The full game, meanwhile, is apparently still on track to launch on March 8.

Source: blog.ubi.com

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