The Phantasy Star Online 2 official blog revealed today that details on the game's next round of testing will be announced at a "Media Briefing 2nd" event that will be held at the end of this month.
Producer Satoshi Sakai said in the post that the game's previous alpha 2 test went well, so they'll be going ahead with the planned schedule and making the next test the game's closed beta.
The closed beta test will add a good deal of content to the game, including story and quest elements, additional weapon categories, and town fields. This will be a large scale test, at the level of 100,000 participants. Priority will be given to players who reached level 10 in the alpha 2 test.
At the Media Briefing 2nd event, Sakai will announce the time frame for the closed beta test, along with an upcoming roadmap for the game, and details on pricing. Similar to the first media briefing event, this one will be live streamed.