That's probably a safe assumption. And it would make sense considering the new core and the new-player outreach program. Last thing the devs need is to have a reset, with a bunch of new players, only to have lots of bugs pop up that weren't discovered during testing (or something like that). Plus, it would give more time to update the docs, finish the launcher, etc. before the real show starts.
Still, it would be nice to have a concrete answer one way or the other.