CCP chief marketing man David Reid has said that Dust 514 is likely to go into its open beta phase soon after the New Year.
"We'll be in closed beta for the rest of the year," Reid told Joystiq recently.
"While determining the precise date for commencing open beta definitely will depend on player feedback, we're feeling confident that it won't be much longer after year end," he said.
Reid also held off disclosing numbers of participants in the closed beta, but said that that the ambitious Eve tie-in has attracted "hundreds of thousands of people".
CCP is currently offering participants double XP until November 8. You can apply for access into the closed beta here.