A post on the PlanetSide Universe Forums from PlanetSide 2 Creative Director Matt Higby outlines their plans for beta testing the upcoming sequel. As usual, testing will be ramped up in stages, and early tests will pre-determined time limits. You don't need a beta key if you're a PlanetSide vet, they'll flag your account and notify you by email when space becomes available, so make sure your Station account is current. He also points out that "We are doing true beta testing, not just a game demo and we implore those of you who are invited to understand and respect that." You don't see much true public beta testing anymore.