EA Games could have restricted the Star Wars Battlefront beta to practicing Jedis only, and it would have resulted in some hurried census updates. But the publisher has resisted temptation, revealing that the online stress test will eventually be available to everyone. This means that you'll be able to hop online for free and put the title through its paces prior to launch – though presumably you'll need an active PlayStation Plus subscription to participate.
There's no specific release date set for the sampler just yet, but we do know that it's due in October. Whenever it arrives, we suspect that Sony will have several fire extinguishers pointed at the PlayStation Network servers just in case.
One thing that we do know is that the test will include two modes and maps: Walker Assault on Hoth and Drop Zone on Sullust. There will be an offline option as well, in the form of a Survival Mission set on Tatooine. You'll be able to play that alone, or in local or online co-op. The question is: will you be downloading the client when it's made available? Feel the force in the comments section below.