The Division: Beta moved to 2016, Exclusive Alpha announced

Tom Clancy's The Division's beta has been pushed into 2016. A new alpha testing phase will be available on Xbox One this December.

For those of you waiting to play The Division beta, you'll be waiting a little longer than originally anticipated. Today on Ubisoft's blog, an announcement was made regarding the change of date for the game's beta, and an all new alpha testing phase was brought to light. 

We know many of you have been patiently awaiting the arrival of The Division Beta, and we appreciate your patience as the team remains committed to delivering an open-world action-RPG experience that exceeds your expectations on March 8, 2016. With that in mind, we’re changing some of our beta plans to reach that goal, and your participation plays an important part.

-UbiBlog on The Division beta

The beta, which was originally scheduled for a December release will now take place in "early 2016" while an Xbox One pre-order exclusive alpha testing phase will be conducted between December 9th - 12th. 

Players participating in the alpha will be forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement promising that they will not record game footage, take snapshots of the game, or discuss the game anywhere but the exclusive developer forums. 

Head's up: the alpha is a hefty file, clocking in at 23.2 GB. Make sure the space is cleared on your Xbox One before attempting a download. 

Despite the new alpha testing stage and the beta being pushed into 2016, The Division's release date remains unmoved. The game will be released on March 8th, 2016 unless some game breaking bug is revealed in the testing.

Published Dec. 7th 2015
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