The Battlefield Blog
has a FAQ on plans for an Alpha Trial version of Battlefield 3
, DICE's upcoming military shooter sequel. This covers how this alpha will differ from the game's beta testing, which is currently planned for September
. They also describe their goals, saying this about the Alpha Trial: "It is a highly tech focused test period where the main purpose is to do a number of server related tests in preparation for game launch requiring a set amount of players online to ensure the final experience is as much fun and easy as possible." They don't specify what platform or platforms this will cover, but they do outline what will and won't help you gain entrance:
The Alpha is a closed test and by invitation only. If you'd like to have a chance to be called upon make sure to register for our newsletter and ensure your Veteran status is up to date.
We are also not giving away keys to the Alpha Trial on any of our social networking platforms.