Apologies for the delay in getting back to you all on this!
We will be expanding the Pre-Beta galaxy tomorrow and expect to double its current capacity - which means new players will be able to resume joining the galaxy again at that time.
The devs just have a couple of kinks to iron out first and will resume work on this first thing in the morning. The functionality to expand a galaxy hadn’t been tested in a live scenario before - which is why we wanted to be certain it would work before announcing anything and it’s taken until just now to reach that point.
It’s likely the Pre-Beta galaxy will be open again to new players in the afternoon. When everything’s ready we’ll take the servers offline, expand the galaxy, and release the 0.965 patch at the same time as bringing the expanded galaxy back online.
Sorry again for the inconvenience to those of you that have been waiting to join.
As soon as we can confirm more details tomorrow we’ll post another update.