Crysis dev Crytek has released a rather large update to its legion of fans that touches on issues such as why no announcement of the beta was made, pricing details and leaked downloads.
Here's the statement in full:
Missing public announcement: As many of you may have recognized, there was no public announcement from either EA or Crytek regarding the Crysis MP Beta. The reason for this was that this batch 1 of the Beta is an internal test only and is not the actual start. The official Beta for Fileplanet subscribers is almost ready and there will be a huge global announcement with lots of information included. Additionally this announcement is just the beginning of an upcoming community focus - so expect a lot more information in form of screenshots, videos, reports, events and much more to be ready for you!