The Quake Live
team has announced that the beta will open to the public on Tuesday, February 24th
. On Monday, they will take the servers down, wipe all stats and prune inactive accounts, then re-open on the public site
. Personal settings and current account info will be maintained for active accounts. They also said, "We're going to post some additional information in the Developer Notes about the opening of the game, what it means to leave the 'beta' tag on the site during this time, and discuss some features and functionality that we're planning for the next couple of months that we know you'll be interested in." GameSetWatch ran a story recently by a columnist who tried out the closed beta
, and we discussed John Carmack's thoughts on the game
a few months back.