Square Enix detailed beta plans for Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn back in December, and according to the latest announcement, it looks like things are still mostly on track for the PC version. Producer Naoki Yoshida says beta testing will officially kick off on February 25, and those who were selected should be getting emails soon.
Even if you neglected to sign up earlier, Square Enix is still accepting applicants, so there's still time to do so.
Yoshida commented on the schedule in a Letter to the Producer column, saying, "The roadmap we released has the schedule set for mid-February, so the start is about a week late. However, the extra time has allowed us to prepare more system features and character options for testing. While you all enjoy the game, I hope you also provide us with tons of feedback like you did during the alpha test."
Main story quests will be available during the beta, but will be limited in scope, and the first phase is restricted to areas around Gridania. Hit the column link above for more information on the beta, as well as a handful of screens. Anyone signed up?