Speaking to Battlefield fan site bf2142.com, a DICE rep has revealed plans for an open beta of Battlefield 2142.

"We are going to throw out an open beta in the beginning of August," said the rep. "The beta is predominantly to learn about large scale issues, i.e. when we have [tens of thousands] of people playing at the same time, eliminating some of the problems we have encountered after launch previously in the franchise. Keep your eyes open to join."

The good news for Battlefield fans doesn't end here though - playable demo is also planned before the game's release. "The demo for BF2 went out about 10 days before launch if I remember correctly. I am sure something similar will be the deal for 2142," said the rep.

We'll keep you posted when further information on the beta is released.