Ubisoft has announced that a closed alpha test for The Division will begin December 9th and end December 12th only on Xbox One. Players that have preordered The Division on Xbox One will get access to the closed alpha testing; those that signed up for a spot on the website will only be added on an as needed basis.

The previously announced beta test will be available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC starting early 2016 for customers that preorder the title.

The Division Beta planned for December will now take place in early 2016. However, we’re excited to announce that players who preordered the Xbox One version will have priority access to an exclusive closed Xbox One alpha testing phase, taking place from December 9 to 12. Those of you on the waitlist for the Xbox One alpha may be granted access on an as needed basis. In addition, players who pre-ordered the Xbox One, PS4, or PC version of The Division will have access to a closed beta on their respective platforms in early 2016.

Ubisoft has also stated that the closed alpha test on Xbox One this week will be under strict NDA, and players will not be able to share gameplay or impressions.

This exclusive Xbox One alpha testing phase in December will be the first time the public gets to play a version of The Division that includes more than the Dark Zone PvP enabled areas. This means the moment you and other players sign into the game, you’ll be giving us valuable insight into how our infrastructure performs under pressure that we can’t replicate internally or at a tradeshow. This process allows us to monitor and gather additional feedback on other aspects of The Division, as well. However, due to the early stage of this alpha, we ask that all participants do not share images, video, or descriptions of the game’s content outside of the official Division alpha forum. Players will be prompted to accept a non-disclosure agreement before playing the alpha.

SOURCE: Ubisoft