According to this IGN report, those that pre-order voice-controlled console RTS Tom Clancy’s EndWar are going to get an invite to a “VIP demo,” which is another name for an open beta, apparently. From the piece:
In what is essentially an open beta, buyers will be have access to multiplayer functionality and participate in a final stress test for the title’s online systems. There are a limited number of keys available for the pre-order beta program, so access tokens will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis, Ubisoft said.
The VIP demo/beta will begin in early October. A private EndWar beta was held in June and featured three maps in 1v1 and 2v2 online multiplayer matches.
More through the link.