After a sustained period of beta testing, it's been announced that Enemy Territory: Quake Wars has gone gold and is on tracks to meet the previously announced September 28 release. North American gamers will have to wait until October 2.

Quake Wars is set in the Quake universe before events of Quake II and pits the armies of Earth's Global Defense Force (GDF) against the invading alien Strogg.

"After months of testing, tweaking and balancing Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, I'm pleased to finally be able to say 'It's Done!'" said id Software CEO Todd Hollenshead. "We've had a ton of fun getting the game ready for the masses and I'm looking forward to seeing the massive battle for the top of the online leaderboards begin!"

Versions for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 are also in development, both of which are currently without a release date.