In an interview with CVG EA Label Boss Frank Gibeau has said that the games release will be reliant on how fans take to the beta.
"It is definitely tied to the beta test feedback that's ongoing and so far, so good. We feel good about the date that we're heading towards but you're right, you could have a Crazy Ivan show up in the September/October beta test and be like, 'wow, I've got to fix that'."
He goes on to reiterate Bioware's stance on how they don't want a launch plagued with technical glitches and queue times.
"We don't want to happen to us what happened to WoW and a couple of other services where in the first week there were queues trying to get on to the servers, the entire service crashed - we don't want that to happen. So we need to nail and make sure that it's up 24/7 and it's high quality.
Here's hoping for a smooth Beta and a holiday release!
Take a look at the full interview at CVG Interview.