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Monday, January 21 2008

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Slips Again  by Craig D at 09:43

Funcom have revealed that their highly anticipated MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has been put back again, this time a slightly less lengthy time, the game was due in March and will now ship on May 20th. A trailer is also available to watch today by way of compensation, in both 480 and 720p.

Funcom is fully committed to its communities and the quality-level they demand and deserve, and has previously postponed the Age of Conan launch. The changes implemented as the game was moved to a 2008 release have proven to greatly improve the experience for newcomers, while introducing a more involving and accessible character progression throughout the game. Press and beta feedback in the aftermath of these changes has been very positive. As a result, the ongoing presentations of the game have continued to increase the anticipation for Age of Conan. To date, Age of Conan has received more than 20 magazine covers and 15 industry awards, and is widely considered to be one of the most anticipated MMOs in development.

Funcom has great faith in the Age of Conan game, and feels certain that further polish is in the best interest of the hundreds of thousands of gamers who follow the game. "The companies standing apart in the gaming market today are those with a relentless drive to achieve quality. Even though we regret delaying the launch, I am certain we made the right choice. I hope that our followers and fans will support our decision, and respect our commitment to quality," said Gaute Godager, Producer and Game Director of Age of Conan.
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