The Anarchy Online engine upgrade is on its way. Stop laughing, I’m serious, it’s coming, and sooner than you think. Funcom has released their monthly behind the scenes for Anarchy Online, revealing that closed beta isn’t just coming, it is practically here. Signps are expected to open soon for the closed beta, during which players will (understandably) be under a nondisclosure agreement. Following a period of testing, the update will go into open beta, after which it will launch to the general public. If you already know how the beta process works, ignore that previous paragraph.
Also in the news for Anarchy Online is an accompanying cash shop revamp and new player experience, the former of which is available now and the latter of which will accompany the new engine.
(Source: Anarchy Online)