A new post over on the official Battlefield Blog
today offers some clarification on the upcoming testing plans for the hugely anticipated Battlefield 3.
DICE Community Manager Daniel "zh1nt0" Matros explains that the upcoming Alpha test is a very exclusive invite-only shindig that's intended for more high-level server testing. If you make it into this one, it's likely because you have veteren status over on battlefield.ea.com, you're helping operate the servers they're running or you're a close friend of the DICE family. In short, chances are you're probably not going to get in on this one.
The Beta test however, is currently still scheduled for "September" and will be much more open. In addition to anyone that purchased the Limited Edition version of EA's Medal of Honor (the one with the Battlefield 3 Beta sticker on it), DICE is also expected to be offering up more beta keys through their social networking outlets (and hopefully also through media partners like us *fingers crossed*).
Battlefield 3 is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 27th 2011. For more details on the game's multiplayer component, hit up our recent hands-on preview