Publisher Eidos and developer Funcom announce that Age of Conan: Hyborian
is gold, so you can expect to see the barbaric MMORPG on store
shelves soon (no date is specified) in preparation for the game's launch on May
20 in North America/Oceania and May 23 in Europe:
Durham, USA – April 22,
2008 – After four years of development co-publishers Funcom and Eidos are proud
to announce that Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has gone gold. One of the
most highly anticipated MMO games in history is about to hit the store shelves,
and the gates to the world of the mighty barbarian will soon be open to the
millions of gamers around the world.
“Even though it feels like this great adventure is coming to an end, it’s really
not at all. The launch is just the beginning” says Game Director/Producer Gaute
Godager. “I believe we have created a game that will stand the test of time by
its own accord, but we are already busy planning future features and expansions.
We want to continue expanding Conan’s world for many years to come, and we have
great ideas on what to do!”
After years of development and testing Age of Conan is now finally ready for
prime time! To prepare for launch, tens of thousands of players have tested the
Beta, enabling Funcom to polish the game prior to going live. While the game
gets closer to release the anticipation for the title is also building steadily.
Just last week 475.000 unique visitors went to the official Age of Conan
websites, and the pre-order numbers in some important retail chains track as
among the highest for any MMO launched.
“Age of Conan has been in development for a long time, as with all MMOs, but we
have spent that time well and ended up with a game we are incredibly proud of,”
says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. “Creating a game of such epic proportions is an
ambitious and challenging task, but we believe we have truly succeeded in
realizing the vision of the game. We simply can’t wait to let the players in and
let them experience the amazing adventures we have created.
Age of Conan is consistently mentioned as one of the most anticipated PC games
in development. At launch the game will have received more than thirty covers on
high-profile gaming magazines across the globe and more than fifteen major
awards, including numerous "Best MMO of E3" awards and the official "Best Online
Game" award at the Games Convention 2007. Age of Conan is a key title in
Microsoft's Games for Windows line-up, and a showcase title for nVidia. Age of
Conan launches 20th of May in North America / Oceania and 23rd of May in Europe
For more information or to pre-order Age of Conan – either in English, German,
French or Spanish – visit the official website at
www.ageofconan.com where you also can
access the respective community websites.