Funcom Confesses Conan Isn't Fun
It takes a pretty big man to stand up to Conan. It takes an even bigger man (or woman) to admit your game is a mess.
In case you missed it earlier, Funcom announced the highly anticipated MMO, Age Of Conan, was delayed well into 2008. This is why all games should have betas. In all honesty, all games should go through alpha, beta, delta, gamma, & epsilon phases. But, I digress…
“Today is a definition of mixed feelings for me, and many in the Conan team. We hate being late. We hate not delivering on what we have promised. We hate letting you guys and girls down. We all want to hide somewhere dark and be ashamed of ourselves. And naturally, here is a good time to profoundly apologize to you, our loyal and patient community. We are sorry for another delay, we truly are, but hopefully this WILL turn into something better for all of us.
As you have seen over the last period, and as we have stated again and again, our clear intension was to launch in October. But what happens when you learn that the game you have needs more development time? Do you continue to force through towards a release, like we did with Anarchy Online? This time we did the right thing. I am proud by the fact that we work in a company that knows what the game truly needs, and are willing to follow and support the best interest of the game.”
Troubled brow, indeed…
From Age Of Conan Forums