@ThirdChild-ZKI It's a beta, not a demo, the main purpose is to test the servers with a limited amount of players, and not for players to try out the game.
No XBox version of the beta is likely because of development reasons, the EN beta is likely based on the JP CBT2 version of NGS (which was PC only), which means that it's an older build of the game than what they have at the moment in development.
About the Win10 Store exclusivity, there's obviously the Microsoft influence in this of course, but there may be technical reasons as well. After all, they're using XBox's insider hub to handle the invitations, adding the other PC platforms to the beta means they would have to use other systems to handle the invitations.
Steam does have a system to handle invitations for closed betas, but it's a very recent system that is still in beta itself (I didn't even know that system existed until yesterday, seems like it's been around since November last year), while Epic Store I have no idea if they have such a system at all.
If NGS gets an open beta at all, I think such a version won't have the platform limitations that the closed beta has. Or at the very least the release version should be for all platforms at once.
@Ryoga said in CBT - MS Store exclusive.:
Except it is as the same logic you used to be dismissive of those who don't have Windows 10 can be applied here: "I view that as a rather trivial limitation considering the vast majority of people probably have one.". Sounds about right, no?
Windows 7 has reached end of life status and it's not officially supported by PSO2 or NGS, even if the Steam version of PSO2 can run on Windows 7.