If you remember the lead-up to launch for The Division, you’ll recall that the game sported a private beta followed by an open beta. The Division 2 has just wrapped up its private beta weekend, and during that period a developer confirmed almost incidentally that there will be an open beta for the game in the not-so-distant future. Obviously it would have to be in the not-so-distant future, since the game launches on March 15th, but it’s good to have confirmation just the same.
The game does have to contend with having more disappointing streaming numbers than its predecessor, however; the peak viewership for streams of The Division 2 was around 100,000, while peak viewership for its predecessor reached around 150,000. This is no doubt due to a combination of factors, with other high-profile game launches claiming eyes and the fact that the title is a sequel to an existing title, but it’s still less than Ubisoft was likely hoping to see.