Funcom issued a press release late yesterday announcing that the release date of Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has been pushed back to October 30th, 2007.
Final launch date set for '˜Age of Conan'
- One of the most anticipated PC games in development to be released in late October -
Durham, USA January 25, 2007 Funcom and Eidos announce a new release date for the hugely anticipated MMO '˜Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures'. Widely heralded as one of the most innovative and best looking games in development, co-publishers Funcom and Eidos have now decided to further hone the qualities of the game. The new release date is set to the 30th of October 2007 and will further ensure an online experience with truly stunning impact.
(Age of Conan) brings something brand new and highly innovative to the MMO genre' says CEO Trond Arne Aas. (Age of Conan) today looks and plays fantastically, as countless press previews and industry feedback attest to. Even so, we believe that by spending even more time and effort into polishing and enhancing the game we will ensure that the game reaches its full potential in terms of quality and subscriber base. We are confident that our fan base will appreciate this commitment to quality. The prolonged development time reflects our ambition to meet and exceed the expectations of our fans for this game.'
(Age of Conan is truly a labor of love for Funcom and I am proud and amazed at the accomplishments of our world class development team. The extra development time on Age of Conan will enable us to deliver a truly awesome MMO gaming experience with next generation MMO-combat and a lush and vibrant world to live in, said Gaute Godager, founder of Funcom and Game Director on '˜Age of Conan'. (Now we can pack even more punch into the brutal world of Conan, and, by Crom, I feel certain that we will deliver a game that will appeal to a broad range of players as we introduce new features to the genre.'
'˜Age of Conan' is currently in closed beta. Funcom will soon announce a unique chance to secure a spot in the open beta of the game. If you are, or will shortly become, a part of the '˜Age of Conan' community you will have a unique chance to influence and impact the '˜Age of Conan) game as it approaches its last stages of development.
'˜Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures' is one of the most anticipated PC games in development, and is a key title among the Games for Windows lineup for Windows Vista. The game won '˜Best MMO of E3' awards from IGN, GameSpot, GameSpy and Yahoo. More information, newsletter sign-up, forums and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website http://www.ageofconan.com . Following the release of the PC version a dedicated console version will be released for the Xbox 360. The game is co-published with Eidos.
ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include '˜The Longest Journey', '˜Anarchy Online' and '˜Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit http://www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com , http://www.dreamfall.com or http://www.ageofconan.com . Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
ABOUT AGE OF CONAN: HYBORIAN ADVENTURES - In this Massively Mulitplayer Online game, the players will encounter a mature, brutal and barbaric world, presented with fantastic graphics and stunning 7.1 surround audio. In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne as king of Aquilonia. But Conan's rule is on the brink of chaos, spiraling towards the doom of ancient evils. In this twisted fantasy world, dark magic and brutal combat lurk around every corner, and each man and woman must carve their own unique destiny under Conan's reign. In the true vision of Robert E. Howard's dark universe it's now time for you to become a messenger of death.
ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls all rights to Conan, associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and expanded upon by acclaimed authors and artists for decades. Conan is considered to be the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International, visit http://www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit http://www.paradox-entertainment.com.
ABOUT EIDOS INTERACTIVE LTD - Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Studios Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, the Conflict series and Just Cause. Some of the titles currently in development include: Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Crossfire, Battlestations: Midway, Chili Con Carnage and Highlander.