It’s a great day for fans of Tom Clancy’s The Division. Early this morning, developer Massive delivered specifics on the upcoming Closed Beta for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, announcing that it will begin on January 28, first for Xbox One users.
More recently, a blowout of brand new gameplay videos of the Xbox One version of the game have surfaced, courtesy of a handful of community members who recently had hands-on time with a more up-to-date but still work-in-progress version of the game. A lot of the new footage walks viewers through the game’s character creation, customization options, player abilities, and progression. There’s also a ton of combat from story missions and side missions, as well as player-versus-player shenanigans in the hostile environment known as the Dark Zone.
As some of the videos have pointed out, proximity chat is a thing in The Division, meaning you’ll be able to speak with nearby friendlies who aren’t in your fire team and gauge the intentions of other Agents you might stumble upon while exploring the Dark Zone. Others explain how your Base of Operations can be improved over time with better equipment and more skilled personnel. JackFrags also mentions Massive’s plan to bring both free and paid content to The Division in future updates.
We’ve rounded up a few must-see videos below. Have a look and be sure to leave your thoughts in the comment section. We want to hear ’em!
The Division launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on March 8.