Tom Clancy's The Division has been a long time coming - indeed, after it was first announced at E3 2013, then shown off at E3 2014, and again at E3 2015, you'd be forgiven for wondering if it would ever show up. Last year, Ubisoft announced that the beta of the game would be playable exclusively on the Xbox One in December, but it later delayed its release.
Now, at long last, the beta has a (hopefully) firm launch date - but that Xbox One exclusive will last all of 24 hours. However, Xbox One gamers were offered exclusive access to an extended 'alpha testing phase' in December, as part of Ubisoft's revised pre-launch plans.
Ubisoft announced today that the beta will begin on January 28 on the Xbox One as a "one day exclusive", before gamers on the PlayStation 4 and PCs can join in the action on January 29. The beta period will end on January 31 for all platforms.
If you've already pre-ordered Tom Clancy's The Division, you've already got guaranteed access to the closed beta - but those who haven't pre-ordered can join the waiting list by signing up via the beta registration site.
The game is set for release on March 8, 2016.