Funcom announces that 'Age of Conan' is approved for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console.
Funcom announces that 'Age of Conan' is approved for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console. The announcement means that the highly anticipated Massively Multiplayer Online game (MMO) has received the green light from Microsoft, and that Funcom can start official development of an Xbox 360 version of the game.
"This is a groundbreaking leap forward for Funcom. The fact that we now get the chance to develop 'Age of Conan' for the Xbox 360 means access to a potentially whole new and large MMO market," said Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom. "The fast-paced and innovative combat system in 'Age of Conan' will suit the demanding console audience perfect. We believe the amazing online capabilities of Xbox 360 will be a great match for MMOs like 'Age of Conan', and as one of a handful officially approved MMO games for the console we aim to create a unique, brutal and powerful online gaming experience."
The Windows version of 'Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures' is a Showcase title for Windows Vista, and the game won 'Best MMO of E3' awards from IGN, GameSpot, GameSpy and Yahoo. The game was a runner-up to the 'Most Innovative Game of Show' E3 award from Gamespot, and PC Gamer US named it as one of their top 10 most anticipated PC games. More information, screenshots, newsletter sign-up, forums and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website www.ageofconan.com
Information about publisher, release date and potential console specific features will be revealed at a later stage as Funcom starts production of the Xbox 360 version of 'Age of Conan'.