To be perfectly clear, these are entirely tentative and as DICE puts it, "do not necessarily represent the requirements for the final game," meaning a significant amount could very well change between now and the beta and then the final launch, thus increasing or lowering these requirements. However, it is useful as at least a vague starting point.
With that said, here's what's advised for the alpha, more or less in line with our previous estimations:
Answer: 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.
Q: Is this the Beta promised to buyers of Medal of Honor: Limited Edition?
A: No, this is an Alpha Trial, meaning this software is still not at the â€œBetaâ€ development milestone. The Open Beta will start in September. The exact date for when Medal of Honor: Limited Edition players can join the Beta will be announced at a later date.
Q: Can I join the Battlefield 3 Closed Alpha Trial?
A: The Alpha is a closed test and by invitation only. If youâ€™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.
Alpha Trial FAQ