One of the longest running and most successful online science fiction MMORPG games, Anarchy Online, will soon be arriving on Steam as today the developers announced the upcoming release on Valve’s digital distribution platform. Anarchy Online originally released way back in June of 2001 and has gone from strength to strength since with a number of huge content updates, regular events and open communication challenges between the developers and the community.

The announcement comes at a bit of a surprise as it was mentioned in a forum post discussing this months Halloween events for Anarchy Online:

Coinciding with the release of today’s update, 18.8.16, we are preparing to launch on Steam. There is still some preparation work, but this version is the first one we hope to offer on Steam, which is something we hope to be able to turn on soon. We will be sending out more news on this as we get closer to this big dayMichizure, Lead Designer
Despite some of the Pumpkin-Heads and Leets sneaking out a little early, today’s patch will mark the start of the 2016 Halloween celebration. After today’s update, speak to either Draculeet or Frankenleet to obtain a new mission to explore an abandoned research facility, deep under the Uturn Forest. This will be a single-player instance that will scale to the level of the player. Rewards include some new seasonal social loot, some beneficial buffing items, as well as adding a new source of previously exclusive gear. Best of luck when exploring this forgotten facility!Michizure, Lead Designer

The events for Anarchy Online Halloween’s schedule will continue through until November 7th.

Source: Official Website