As FFXIV is approaching closed Beta status, how long does the closed Beta process typically last? Like 2-3 months or less? When I think of Beta testing, I think of a six month troubleshooting marathon prior to release if no problems are plaguing the launch. Now that we know FFXIV is moving into the Beta phase, we can begin to calculate the launch of the finished product.
However, before we can calculate the launch, we'll need the start date of Beta testing first. That's why I'm interested how long your average Beta test consists of by the numbers. My instincts tell me to take your average Beta test numbers and add two months to the figure because of FFXIV's ambitious multi-platform launch across all regions. I'd assume delay are very likely. SE has promised a release date of 2010. Let's hope the beta selection is ready to begin soon.