New Conan Game Planned

Funcom announces a new agreement with Conan Properties, following their collaboration on Age of Conan, the barbaric MMORPG launched in 2008. The Norwegian developer says they will unveil three new games over the course of 2016, the first being a new Conan the Barbarian game based on this agreement that they will officially unveil next month. Here's an outline of their plans:
Funcom is excited to announce that the company has entered into an agreement with Conan Properties, making it the preferred partner for all PC and console games based on the 'Conan the Barbarian' brand and the world of Hyboria. The two companies have already enjoyed a long and prosperous relationship, having successfully brought to market Funcom's critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' back in 2008.

"We are tremendously excited to be strengthening our relationship with Conan Properties," said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. "'Conan the Barbarian' is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest and most recognizable fantasy heroes, and as game developers, working with such a character and being able to draw from the fantastically detailed world of Hyboria is nothing short of a dream come true."

As Funcom communicated earlier this year, the company will be announcing three new games in 2016. The first of these games will be based on the 'Conan the Barbarian' brand and will be announced to the public in January next year.

"Working with Funcom through the years has been a rewarding and very enjoyable journey," said Fredrik Malmberg, CEO of Conan Properties. "Making them our preferred partner for all PC and console games based on 'Conan the! Barbarian' is the next step on that great journey. Funcom has shown they are more than capable of managing the rich heritage of Conan and to breathe new life into the world of Hyboria, and we are thrilled to be working together on new, exciting projects."

For more information about Funcom and our games, please visit www.funcom.com.
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Re: Just curious
Dec 19, 2015, 09:00
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Dec 19, 2015, 09:00
 
Fion wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:29:
I doubt this is an MMOG, a single player RPG or 'Rune'-inspired title could be awesome. Say what you will about the MMOG, Funcom did a great job capturing the atmosphere, attitude and lore of Robert E. Howard's original works. Better than the vast majority of games based on classic IP's.

This is true. Age of Conan had so much potential, but they failed to deliver a complete game and this bit them on the ass hard. I stopped playing at around lvl 40ish or so with my main because, it was really hard work trying to find some interesting content in the mid-game part. AoC was one of the last MMOs I tried.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 19, 2015, 00:10
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Re: New Conan Game Planned Dec 19, 2015, 00:10
Dec 19, 2015, 00:10
 
i would like to see a hardcore survival Conan game, like 7 Days to Die mixed with GTA5/Just Cause over the top mayhem, but true to the books naturally

a seeded random map of Hyboria would be asking too much
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 17:20
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Re: New Conan Game Planned Dec 18, 2015, 17:20
Dec 18, 2015, 17:20
 
Funcom is in a bit of financial trouble. Hopefully this game will be good and help them out. They are a decent company and a good studio. They deserve a nice shot in the arm and a successful title will do the trick.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 16:55
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Re: New Conan Game Planned Dec 18, 2015, 16:55
Dec 18, 2015, 16:55
 
Keilun wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 15:05:
Herb Tarleck wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:51:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:04:
Almost everyone liked the starter island, but once you left it went down hill fast. Iirc, I don't think it did nearly as well as LotR, when it went F2P.

What? the starter island was dull, both Cimmeria and Stygia where a Conan fan's wet dream. The atmosphere in AOC was incredible.

The dungeons where AWESOME! The FFA dungeons where amazing!


I bet its gonna be a F2P moba

Yeah the starter island was kind of boring, it was interesting enough to get through the first time anyway.

I remember when my friends and I played at launch. We found a dungeon and grouped up to run it. We walked in and the whole dungeon was empty hallways. We reached the end were there was this pit and we jumped in to explore it. It was a dead end with no way to get out. We had to file a GM ticket to get out which took a day for a response.

So much unfinished work at launch. And crap leveling 30-50 (I think that was the range?) was hard as hell because there was no content in that level range for months.

It was a lot better when I returned for F2P, but it was still the same old MMO grind but this time with finished content.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 16:52
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Re: New Conan Game Planned Dec 18, 2015, 16:52
Dec 18, 2015, 16:52
 
If they're smart they'll make a Witcher 3 type Conan game. But this is Funcom we're talking about so that ain't gonna' happen.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 16:21
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Dec 18, 2015, 16:21
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Herb Tarleck wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:51:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:04:
Almost everyone liked the starter island, but once you left it went down hill fast. Iirc, I don't think it did nearly as well as LotR, when it went F2P.

What? the starter island was dull, both Cimmeria and Stygia where a Conan fan's wet dream. The atmosphere in AOC was incredible.


Agreed. It felt like a crappy little single player game, and was super repetitive and linear after your first play through.

I actually enjoyed the game (ffa pvp for the win), but it lacked content towards the end of the game and was plagued with bugs and incompetent dev's who made the game worse each and every patch.

Still a hundred times better than that kiddie mmo known as WOW.

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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 16:19
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Re: New Conan Game Planned Dec 18, 2015, 16:19
Dec 18, 2015, 16:19
 
Herb Tarleck wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:51:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:04:
Almost everyone liked the starter island, but once you left it went down hill fast. Iirc, I don't think it did nearly as well as LotR, when it went F2P.

What? the starter island was dull, both Cimmeria and Stygia where a Conan fan's wet dream. The atmosphere in AOC was incredible.


I bet its gonna be a F2P moba
It's been so long I've forgotten, but did the voice acting stop after the starter island? It was like they ran out of money at level 30 and everything after (especially the addon/expansion) was a grind-fest.
Scorpio Slasher: ... What about you boy, what do hate?
Marcus: ... Bullies. Tiny d*ck egotists who hurt people for no reason, make people lock their doors at night. People who make general existence worse, people like you.
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Re: AoC
Dec 18, 2015, 16:16
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Re: AoC Dec 18, 2015, 16:16
Dec 18, 2015, 16:16
 
Ant wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:49:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:38:
Ant wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:26:
I still haven't played it.
I would advise against it, unless your a glutton for punishment! Biting Giggle
Even for free? Either way, I doubt I will every play it due to BUSY life (still haven't seen Ant-Man, SW:TFA, etc. :P).
Yeah, sadly. Iirc, it's not real F2P like Guild Wars 2 or LotRO, limited more like SWTOR to make you pay even if your not monthly.
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Marcus: ... Bullies. Tiny d*ck egotists who hurt people for no reason, make people lock their doors at night. People who make general existence worse, people like you.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 16:08
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Dec 18, 2015, 16:08
KS
 
This was the first SJW-approved game because women weren't second class citizens, forbidden by men from taking off their tops, too.

I hope social justice doesn't go in reverse.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 15:05
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Re: New Conan Game Planned Dec 18, 2015, 15:05
Dec 18, 2015, 15:05
 
Herb Tarleck wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:51:
Acleacius wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:04:
Almost everyone liked the starter island, but once you left it went down hill fast. Iirc, I don't think it did nearly as well as LotR, when it went F2P.

What? the starter island was dull, both Cimmeria and Stygia where a Conan fan's wet dream. The atmosphere in AOC was incredible.


I bet its gonna be a F2P moba

Yeah the starter island was kind of boring, it was interesting enough to get through the first time anyway.

I remember when my friends and I played at launch. We found a dungeon and grouped up to run it. We walked in and the whole dungeon was empty hallways. We reached the end were there was this pit and we jumped in to explore it. It was a dead end with no way to get out. We had to file a GM ticket to get out which took a day for a response.

So much unfinished work at launch. And crap leveling 30-50 (I think that was the range?) was hard as hell because there was no content in that level range for months.

It was a lot better when I returned for F2P, but it was still the same old MMO grind but this time with finished content.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 14:57
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Dec 18, 2015, 14:57
 
Herb Tarleck wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:51:


I bet its gonna be a F2P moba

Stop uttering those words. It makes them multiply!!!
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 14:51
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Dec 18, 2015, 14:51
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:04:
Almost everyone liked the starter island, but once you left it went down hill fast. Iirc, I don't think it did nearly as well as LotR, when it went F2P.

What? the starter island was dull, both Cimmeria and Stygia where a Conan fan's wet dream. The atmosphere in AOC was incredible.


I bet its gonna be a F2P moba
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Re: AoC
Dec 18, 2015, 14:49
Ant
 
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Dec 18, 2015, 14:49
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Acleacius wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:38:
Ant wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:26:
I still haven't played it.
I would advise against it, unless your a glutton for punishment! Biting Giggle
Even for free? Either way, I doubt I will every play it due to BUSY life (still haven't seen Ant-Man, SW:TFA, etc. :P).
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Re: AoC
Dec 18, 2015, 14:38
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Re: AoC Dec 18, 2015, 14:38
Dec 18, 2015, 14:38
 
Ant wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 14:26:
I still haven't played it.
I would advise against it, unless your a glutton for punishment! Biting Giggle
Scorpio Slasher: ... What about you boy, what do hate?
Marcus: ... Bullies. Tiny d*ck egotists who hurt people for no reason, make people lock their doors at night. People who make general existence worse, people like you.
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Re: Just curious
Dec 18, 2015, 14:36
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Dec 18, 2015, 14:36
 
ASeven wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 13:50:
Dreagon wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:57:
Since Conan was written in 1932, isn't it and its character out of copyright and in the public domain now?

If I'm not mistaken, all the original work by Robert E. Howard is now public domain. However the pastiches from other authors that came from his work are not.

And that's just ridiculous.
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Re: Just curious
Dec 18, 2015, 14:29
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Re: Just curious Dec 18, 2015, 14:29
Dec 18, 2015, 14:29
 
I doubt this is an MMOG, a single player RPG or 'Rune'-inspired title could be awesome. Say what you will about the MMOG, Funcom did a great job capturing the atmosphere, attitude and lore of Robert E. Howard's original works. Better than the vast majority of games based on classic IP's.
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AoC
Dec 18, 2015, 14:26
Ant
 
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AoC Dec 18, 2015, 14:26
Dec 18, 2015, 14:26
 Ant
 
I still haven't played it.
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Re: Just curious
Dec 18, 2015, 13:50
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Re: Just curious Dec 18, 2015, 13:50
Dec 18, 2015, 13:50
 
Dreagon wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:57:
Since Conan was written in 1932, isn't it and its character out of copyright and in the public domain now?

If I'm not mistaken, all the original work by Robert E. Howard is now public domain. However the pastiches from other authors that came from his work are not.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 13:13
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Dec 18, 2015, 13:13
 
Acleacius wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 12:04:
Almost everyone liked the starter island, but once you left it went down hill fast. Iirc, I don't think it did nearly as well as LotR, when it went F2P.

And that was a looong time ago now. The starter island today wouldn't even be much a draw now, I think.
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Re: New Conan Game Planned
Dec 18, 2015, 13:12
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Dec 18, 2015, 13:12
 
JoeNapalm wrote on Dec 18, 2015, 11:55:
Actually, something along the lines of Shadows of Mordor would fit well with Conan.

Just replace all the Wraith-fueled magic with Cimmerian combat badassery.


-Jn-

Do they have the talent to make a game like that? IMO Mordor is a coat tail type game off the Batman engine. A lot of fun things happen with that setup.
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