Can check it out here. http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1236525_1124.html
Here is a partial translation.
Famitsu: What version are we seeing here is this the beta?
Tanaka: It's very close we are still debugging and balancing its one step before the beta.
Famitsu: What has changed in this version?
Tanaka: It's very close to the final version. Ability to change the color of the Miqo'te tail and the ear style of the Miqo'te and Elezen, will be implemented by retail.
Famitsu: Any other changes?
Tanaka: Action bar is longer, Hp, Mp, elemental bonus, physical bonus will grow when they set up a system, the version from the alpha will become more simple.
Famitsu: 3d support has also been exhibited.
Tanaka: 3d is still under consideration, we have 3d Surround Edition setup thanks to Nvidia.
Famitsu: The visuals in the beta are better has this changed the PC specs?
Tanaka: Blur, ambient occlusion, projection shadows have been added. The effects can be changed.
Famitsu: In the beta version you can customize the graphics to what degree?
Tanaka: Some can be set in the main menu, we also started distributing benchmark software to check your specs.
Famitsu: This is the PC version what about the PlayStation 3 version?
Tanaka: Its under active development we are working closely with SCE. There will be various environment options too.
Famitsu: When is the beta test?
Tanaka: The version you see here is nearly complete almost ready to be published, but we are currently debugging. When the alpha tests end this week and we get back to Japan we will immediately begin preparations for the beta test. We don't want to keep you waiting for the beta test any longer then one month.
Famitsu: What plans do you have for communication elements?
Tanaka: During the beta test we plan to introduce community tools for each player. Each player will have a specific page, that is, and make sure each person can have features like message boards. There will be a FFXI like simple translation system in place. We will provide linkshells again and even a big step further called "Company"
Famitsu: How about voice chat?
Tanaka: Voice chat between PC and PS3 would be hard, and also if playing with people from overseas real time voice translation would be quite difficult to implement.
Famitsu: Any message for the players out there?
Tanaka: Testing on the beta will begin soon, enjoy it thank you.