Ubisoft announced today that the planned beta for Tom Clancy’s The Division has been delayed to early 2016. However, it will be holding a closed alpha for those who pre-ordered the title on the Xbox One.The alpha will begin December 9 at 4 AM EST and will end December 12 at 3 AM EST. During this time, Ubisoft will test the game’s infrastructure under real world conditions (i.e. having the public play it) in order to iron out any kinks, and to also get fan feedback in order to make the final product stronger.The alpha game client will have a file size of 23.2 GB. It will be available worldwide except for Japan and China. The alpha client will only support English language. Codes will begin to be sent out on December 7 to those who pre-ordered the game on Xbox One.As for the beta, that is now expected to be released in early 2016 on the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 for those who pre-ordered. The beta will feature multiple languages as well as other features not present in the alpha. It will also allow Ubisoft to test their servers with a larger group of users.The Division was first announced during E3 2013 and is billed as open world action-rpg by Ubisoft. The game’s Snowdrop engine will allow for many subtle touches like being to shoot holes in specific sections of objects, as well a dynamic weather system with snow that actually accumulates over time.The Division will be released on the PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on March 8, 2016.