CIG released the Production Schedule for the game version 3.0. The schedule list the next steps in the development process to reach the release of 3.0. This will be a big deal and the biggest step from a test environment to a playable game.
3.0 will contain the solution of the biggest game blocker, you can read about them in this post.
The update wont have 100 % solutions for those problems, but it should be a big improvement to the actual game.