Blizzard informs us all today on its World of Warcraft community site that those interested in beta testing StarCraft II multiplayer should opt-in.
The post from Blizzard reads:
“If you'd like a chance to participate, now's the time to let us know. Simply go to the Beta Profile Settings page in Battle.net account management to go through the new beta opt-in process and upload a snapshot of your system specs. During this process, you'll also have the opportunity to opt in to future betas for other Blizzard Entertainment games. Please note that even if you've opted in to our betas previously, you'll need to complete this new process and upload your current system specs to have a chance to be invited.”
Blizzard also seems to be reserving the beta for those who are verified customers, as the beta profile requires “You need to have at least one Blizzard Entertainment game attached to this Battle.net account in order to set up your beta profile.” Perhaps the best news is that the beta test period is “coming in the months ahead.” For more on the beta, check out this interview with Chris Sigaty, StarCraft II lead producer.
Actually I'm going to guess they're looking for different system setups. From a game able to run crysis on max to the bare bones minimum specs.
1st - Great systems that could run the game and look amazing
2nd - The mainstream normal user type of system
3rd - Systems that are showing their age
I base this off of how blizzard has developed their games to allow people who have older hardware still be able to "play" even tho it might lag a bit.