This is basically what we did for the Beta version: get to play the final game before the release and in the meantime update your mods to be compatible with the final version once it comes out.
Everyone who sent us an email the previous time we did this no longer have to send it again, we'll email you.
This message is addressed to everyone who has made at least a mod for Steam Workshop.
We want to make the best possible transition to the final game in regards to mods.
When the next version will come out, all mods will still work, but they will be marked as "outdated" in the game menu and will be auto-deactivated the first time the game is started (can still be activated afterwards).
The majority of them will still be perfectly compatible with the new game version, but some will no longer work as intended.
You will need to make at least an update to the mod.xml file and change the version to the new one.
So, if you want to play the final game ahead of time and at the same time make sure the mods will be up-to-date once the new version comes out, send us an email at devteam (at) inthekillhouse (dot) com with the subject [Release Mods] and with what mods you have worked on.