The good news is that the developer's keeping things running over the holidays, giving you chance to fit in another round of intergalactic multiplayer while you scoff turkey sandwiches and desperately try to avoid Christmas TV.

"It’s been a wild, wild ride and we want to thank all the participants that took time out of their schedule to help us test Starhawk," said chuffed producer Harvard Bonin. "We’ve learned an enormous amount and have applied much of it already. We’ve still got a long way to go but the leg up this info has provided us is incredibly valuable. The Private Beta was our first step to try out the game in the wild and it’s been simply awesome."

Thankfully, Starhawk will be back before you know it.

"So what’s next?" continued Bonin. "Why, the Public Beta, of course! In the next few weeks we’ll be announcing the dates for this important step. Many more players will be allowed access, including the Uncharted 3 owners who received a Public Beta voucher when they purchased the game! Look for more information and specifics on the PlayStation Blog very soon."

You'll be back crashing Warhawks into walls before you can say "Emmett Graves".