The Division's closed beta test has been extended

Ubisoft launched a beta test for Tom Clancy's The Division this past week. The studio's ambitious RPG shooter has seen unprecedented demand, garnering positive assessments across major outlets and social media alike.

Only those who pre-order the game are guaranteed access at present, but Ubisoft has extended the beta test for an additional day to accommodate people who signed up to the waiting list.

Speaking on their official forum, a Ubisoft representative hailed interest in the game, explaining that invites would go out to users on the waiting list in chronological order:

Over the last few days, we've seen an incredible amount of excitement for the game, leading to many of you registering on the waitlist for a chance to join our Closed Beta. We've been working very hard to let as many players as possible join, while still maintaining a smooth experience for everyone.Earlier today, we announced that we were now inviting as many players as possible from the waitlist, in addition to those who had guaranteed pre-order access. We've started sending invites, with priority given to those who signed up first.In order to allow everyone who has access to fully enjoy the Beta, we're happy to announce we're extending the duration by 24h for all players. As a result servers will remain open until Tuesday, February 2nd, 12pm CET | 6 am EST | 3 am PST.Thank you all for your amazing support!

I'm working on a preview of The Division based on my experiences in the beta, but I'm reasonably confident Ubisoft have a hit on their hands. The RPG systems are deep, the gameplay is polished and rewarding, and the Darkzone PVP is quite tense and unique. Whether or not the full game delivers on the hype remains to be seen, but so far, all signs are very positive.

You can sign up for the beta waiting list over here, by selecting "Join the waiting list", or by pre-ordering.

If you've experienced The Division, what are your thoughts so far? Let us know in the comments.

The Division launches on March 8th, 2016 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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Source: Ubisoft Forums

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