Plans for the release of alpha and beta trials of the forthcoming first person shooter Battlefield 3 have been detailed today.
The alpha trial will be available to a very small number of people. It will be a closed, invite only trial that anyone is welcome to register their interest in.
The beta trial will be more open but will still only be available to a limited number of people.
Those who purchased a beta-labelled copy of Medal of Honor recently will be able to partake in the beta trials, as well as anyone who bought the Limited Edition version.
Invites for the alpha trials have already started going out to users who signed up to the service.
DICE, the developer of the game, has released a Q&A to their fans on the more specific details of the trials.
They have described the trials as a test period for their servers, meaning they need a certain number of people online at once so they can determine how best to accommodate large groups at one time.
They also confirmed that the beta trial will begin sometime in September, with consumers who purchased Medal of Honor: Limited Edition bring able to join at a date not yet announced.
Leaked footage from the trial has already been stuck up on YouTube, you can have a gander at some here if you’re desperate to see a bit more BF3 action.