Developer CCP Games has revealed that Dust 514 will remain in closed beta until sometime next year.
Speaking to Eurogamer, CCP executive David Reid said: "Things are going well. We'll be in closed beta through the end of 2012, but it won't take much longer. With a bet this big you want to get things right."
When asked about the various complaints some have had about the free-to-play FPS since it became playable, Reid responded: "You should expect to see some rough edges, some things not working so well. Other recent console betas have tended to be working launch demos. We're doing something unprecedented here, and we want to get everything right before we join those two worlds."
Of course, the "two worlds" Reid refers to are those of Dust 514 and its parent game, popular space MMO EVE Online.