Ubisoft has announced that the planned beta for “Tom Clancy's The Division” has been delayed to 2016. Xbox One owners with preordered copies of the game still have a chance to access the closed alpha coming this week. Others will have to wait until next year.

“Tom Clancy’s The Division” has been dashing the hopes of fans with every delay since it was first revealed. Following a trailer reveal back in E3 2013 and an expected 2014 release date, the game was then delayed to 2015, GameRant reported. Earlier this year, the game was delayed yet again, with Ubisoft announcing via its official website that “The Division” beta will no longer be held this December.

There’s still hope for those that have pre-ordered the game. Xbox One players can choose to access the closed alpha, though it will require more than 23GB of space to be baable to play the game. This Alpha version will be available worldwide except in China and Japan.

Currently, the game language is only offered in English for the alpha run. As announced by Ubisoft, Xbox One alpha testing will run from Dec. 9 to 12. Players will have to agree to a strict NDA (non-disclosure agreement) as well to participate.

Those on the waitlist for the Xbox One alpha may also be granted access. However, anyone else who has pre-ordered the PS4, Xbox One or PC version of the game will have to wait for the closed beta. Hopefully, players will enjoy of the game, as it will allow them to explore more than the Dark Zone PvP-enabled areas for the first time. The new release date for “The Division” for released on the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 8, 2016.

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Tom Clancy’s The Division Official E3 2015 Trailer (Credit: YouTube/Ubisoft)