I think what he meant with “public” is either going open beta or release the game, not releasing a bunch of keys for the current state of the game
Even though I’m not a developer, it’s normal for a game to reset itself when it goes from closed beta to open beta and from open beta to release.
The state the game is in currently is Pre-alpha/alpha. Alpha is the state where developers add features and take away features. Because of this, wipes will become quite common. Don’t forget you’re not just playing the game but also to report bugs.