The closed beta for Ubisoft's upcoming game Tom Clancy's The Division has been extended for an extra day due to high demand.

A huge number of gamers signed up to get early access to a tester sequence of the open-world RPG when the beta was announced, and as a result, not all of those who registered have had a chance to play it yet.

Access to the beta was originally guaranteed to everyone who preordered the game or had a key, but the sheer demand meant Ubisoft struggled to meet the demand.

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So, to try and accomodate more people, the beta will remain open for another 24 hours.

In a statement, Ubisoft said it had seen "an incredible amount of excitement" for the game in the last few days, which led to lots of people putting their names on the beta waitlist.

To give more people a chance, the company said it had started sending beta invites to "as many players as possible".

Servers will now remain open in the UK until 11AM on 2 February.

Reaction to the beta has been fairly good so far, with most reviewers praising the detailed environment and how smoothly the game runs. Some have reserved a few criticisms for the controls and AI, but hopefully these problems should be ironed out by the time the full game is released on 8 March.

The game was first announced at E3 2013, so it's been a long time coming. Such high and drawn-out levels of anticipation for a triple-A game mean that The Division has a lot of hype to live up to when it's eventually released.

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