The date of the Skyforge Open Beta is July 16th. Purchasers of a Founder's pack will enjoy a week long headstart, as the Early Access is on July the 9th.
Remember that there'll be no wipe between Open Beta and the final release, so it's indeed the game launch!
In a nutshell, Skyforge is a new scif-fi-fantasy MMORPG, mostly focused on grinding, where you play an immortal and can become a God with awesome powers.
Its main feature is its class system, which allows you to switch between unlocked classes any time out of combat, or even during combat once you become a God.
There's also an order system allowing you to manage your followers and send them on mission, either ingame or using a web browser, so you can keep progressing even when away from your computer.
The game is both PvP- and PvE- oriented as weekly Pantheons (guilds of up to 200 players) wars are based on both aspects and require a balance of each kind of players to win.
Finally, cumulative weekly caps on ingame resources mean that you don't have to devote 100% of your time on the game to stay competitive, as even if you take a couple of weeks of vacation you can catch up easily the capped people.
Head to our forum thread to learn everything we know about Skyforge, and learn a few tips to have a good start in this game.
Note: the game is definitively pay-to-win on a short- to mid-term basis, but Prestige brackets in every activities mean you won't face people way more powerful than you, so it's not problematic as long as you don't plan on being very competitive and having all the world's firsts.