Stomped got some comment from Funcom on the reaction of many beta testers (including myself) to Anarchy Online’s posted release date.
After careful evaluation, Funcom found that the 27th of June was a realistic date for release of Anarchy Online. If this date causes concern within the community, we can reassure everyone that we will only release a game that meets the high standards Funcom products have always held. The team feels very confident that they can finish a high quality product by this date. We are certain the version shown at E3 will please and surprise all who are able to attend.
We’ve also heard the (unconfirmed) rumor that there is a “secret” version of Anarchy Online unavailable to the general testing public. You’d think this would sort of defeat the purpose of beta testing.
Still, we’ll reserve judgement about Anarchy Online until it reaches store shelves.