So with it being few months of the release date it’s going to have to be a COD style Beta right?
It would just be a temporary release of the final version rather than a true beta like Gears4 had.
(which changed drastically in terms of appearance, sound design and some of the mechanics.)
All the physical media involved in the actual release would have to go into production around the same time in order to make an autumn/winter deadline. Most games hit retailers stock rooms weeks to months in advance which is why every game seems to have a day 1 patch as development continues past those production/shipping deadlines. Games seem to be a logistics nightmare.