The good Samaritans that they are, Ubisoft have extended the length of The Division‘s beta by two days to give more people the chance to have a go. Now scheduled to end on February 2 as opposed to January 31, Ubisoft have said they’ve been inundated with players signing up for a chance to try out the beta, and so have decided to extend it by just a couple of days to give more players a chance to experience its post-apocalyptic version of New York.
In a post on the game’s official forums, an Ubisoft community manager said that:
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.
[Yesterday], 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.
The Division‘s beta has been up and running since Thursday on Xbox One and Friday on PlayStation 4, but access was only granted to those that had pre-ordered the game from various retailers or from the each console’s respective digital store.
The Division launches for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on March 8.