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Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures delayed
By Hector Cortez Aug 10, 2007, 21:53 GMT
The upcoming MMO, \'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures\', is now set to release on the 25th of March 2008.
Funcom has some bad news for all you Conan fans. The upcoming MMO, 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures', is now set to release on the 25th of March 2008. By setting a new release date for the game, Funcom can continue the focus on honing, polishing and improving the heralded qualities of the game.
In other words, the game wasn't ready to ship on its original release date and rather than release an unfinished product and then patch it a few months later, Funcom has decided to do the right thing and deliver the best possible game they can, even if it means delaying the product.
“We naturally regret that we have to push back ‘Age of Conan’. However, after careful consideration, and analysis of recent Beta feedback, we believe that the new release date is in the best interest of the gamers, our company and our owners,” said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom. “We are fully committed to delivering games with absolute qualities, and in the current MMO marketplace we know that only the best is good enough to truly succeed. With the new release date we have therefore given ourselves more time to meet and deliver on the massive expectations for the game. We are certain that our choice will ultimately pay off, and that all ‘Age of Conan’ players will get a special online experience."
”We are honored by the immense reception our game is constantly getting, with an astounding amount of positive press coverage, awards and magazine covers, but we still see that we need to polish some aspects of the game even further, especially when it comes to the entry barriers,” said Gaute Godager, founder of Funcom and Producer / Director on ‘Age of Conan’. “With the added development time we can now deliver something even more unique and powerful, something which is worthy of the incredible Conan legacy.”