Age of Conan Beta Testers Exceed 10K; Funcom Launches ‘Background Story’ Trailer
Funcom has released a trailer featuring footage on the background story for Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, and after watching it not once but three times, I have one thing to say to Funcom: HURRY THE HELL UP!!
Despite being delayed again and again (who cares as long as its worth it, right?), gamers have been signing up in droves to play Age of Conan. More than 10,000 beta players have been invited to the beta, allowing Funcom and Eidos to prepare for what will hopefully be a stable, fun and polished MMO experience. Gaute Godager, Producer of Age of Conan had this to say about the beta milestone:
“The fact that we have now passed 10,000 beta players means we have reached a considerable milestone for Age of Conan, and proves that we have successfully escalated our beta efforts over the past few months. Personally, I believe that the best beta feedback is that so many of our testers are having a lot of fun, and nothing pleases me more. This is what games are all about, and as we move into the last months of polish I feel certain we can impact the genre with something fresh, new and exciting. At the same time, I want to send a personal thanks to all the beta players that help us test the game, report issues and assist us in making the game ever better. Age of Conan will be a better game because of all of you and your assistance is invaluable to us.”
Funcom plans to continuously expand the beta efforts in the months before the anticipated Spring 08 launch, and this expansion also includes adding tens of thousands of new testers. Cool. Adding to the anticipation is the latest trailer which I mentioned above. Full of stabbings, flying heads, blood and buxom beauties amidst a gorgeous backdrop that would rival Oblivion, the trailer is top notch and highly entertaining.
So, why are you still reading this? Watch the trailer and sign up for the beta.