The beta version of 'Star Wars Battlefront II' will be available in October.

Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront II

The much-anticipated new title, which is a multiplayer shooter, will launch later this year and will be free to play on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, as well as on PC.

The beta kicks off on October 6 or October 4, if you've pre-ordered the game, and will be removed by October 9.

But the game itself will be released on October 31, when gaming enthusiasts will be able to test their shooter skills on the eagerly-awaited new title.

'Star Wars: Battlefront II' was only officially announced during the Star Wars Celebration convention in April, when it was revealed that this sequel would include a full-fledged single player campaign that focuses on the untold story of an Imperial elite special-forces soldier.

Matt Webster, executive producer at Criterion, said: "In 'Star Wars: Battlefront II', we all wanted to really capture the essence of being heroic and how in 'Star Wars', anyone can become a hero.

"Whether that's playing as an iconic character like Rey or Luke, as a front-line trooper or fighter pilot in epic multiplayer battles, or playing through a new 'Star Wars' story that bridges the gap between 'Star Wars: Return of the Jedi' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', you will become a hero in 'Star Wars Battlefront II'."