With the new Star Wars multiplayer shooter near completion, plans for the beta version are well underway. Along with both online and offline modes, the beta should be open to all comers, not just applicants.
There is no fixed date for this in-development version of the game, although the full release is slated for the end of November so we shouldn’t have too long to wait.
According the Community Update from EA which announced the news: “the beta will consist of both our offline and online modes including co-op and split-screen co-op, and it will take place on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and via Origin for PC”
The new Star Wars: Battlefront is the first release in the shooter series since Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron appeared on DS and PSP back in 2009.