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Age of Conan – a question of millions

May 13, 2008

Funcom put out an announcement with some numbers on beta and web site interest for Age of Conan – 1 million beta signups and 5 million unique visitors to the web site in 2008.

1 million signups does not mean there were that many in beta, just that 1 million applied for it. And 5 million visitors might not mean 5 million persons, only 5 million unique sources which is a bit different.

Still, the numbers do indicate that they have managed to get a lot of people intersted at some point and that they might have some good pre-order numbers in some regions at least.

I do hope it works out well for Funcom here, for three reasons:

* I do like to see more non-US developers succeed in the Western market, that should be good for diversity.
* While it is Yet Another Fantasy game, it is a different fantasy setting than most of the other MMORPGs in that area – again good for diversity and choice
* It has been fun to play, the little time I had to try it out

Remains to be seen at what state the performance and stability will be at launch and what other challenges may pop up.

  1. May 14, 2008 at 09:22

    I also want to c a dark fantasy MMORPG succeed. Still, on a macro level. I kind of hoped Funcom game launch would be much better, and that’s not the case.

  2. sente
    May 14, 2008 at 19:36

    The game has not launched yet. There are certainly issues raised by people and in a week or two maybe some will be able to say “I told you do”. Some other things will take longer, if they become an issue.

    Still, it is not a question of black or white, true or false – many things can go right and wrong and to various degrees.

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