Stardock has sent out this press release, announcing beta plans for the 4X space strategy game Sins of a Solar Empire. This singleplayer beta will start March 27, with access being given to people who pre-order the game. Since the game itself isn't due until August, the beta isn't just to test the engine but also to implemenent additional features based on player feedback.
I'm really hoping this game is going to rock, but I'm worried it won't. If I pre-order the game, is there no way to cancel the pre-order and get a refund?