Sorry I forgot to mention this eariler... EAP has decided to refer to the "beta" as a "multiplayer test" from now on. On that note, here's some info from Chris about the Multiplayer Test:
Delphi-EA: I just wanted to give everyone a quick Generals update:
The multiplayer beta for Generals is no longer referred to as "BETA." We are now calling it a "Multiplayer Test." The reason being it was causing some confusion and clarification was needed.
So now, expect to see some new information on the Generals "multiplayer test" in the next week.
Delphi-EA: The multiplayer test will be limited in number of participants. If you are not lucky enough to be chosen from our fansite community or randomly picked from the boards, you will have to sign-up on the designated dates.
More info to follow in the next week or so.
Also, Bandit from Generals Xtreme
had this Q&A with Chris:
Bandit: Will we be testing the anonymous match making system in the multiplayer test or are we limited to custom games?
Sounds like they'll be releasing information on the Multiplayer Test sometime this week. I won't be able to participate though... my computer isn't fast enough (needs to be 1GHZ for the test).