Funcom's taking its Conan licence to a much harsher environment next year with Conan Exiles, an open-world survival game that challenges players to tame a barbarian wasteland and uncover its secrets. Xbox One players will be able to get in on the action next autumn via the preview program.
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Recently Fun.com announced a series of Marvel and DC "secret identity" suits, which let you wear fancy threads with a hidden bit of comic-book geekery. The company's latest suits, however, throw all that subtlety out of the window in favour of full-on suit insanity.
Remember Age of Conan? The MMO based on Robert E. Howard's burly sword-swinging, princess-saving warrior? While it got off to a cracking start, it quickly lost gas and like many other so-called "WoW killers", faded into obscurity. Developer Funcom kept on trucking, but things weren't looking good for the Norwegian studio until this month, when its financial fortunes changed dramatically.
What a difference getting rid of microtransactions and adding a price tag makes.
A German ad for the next wave of LEGO Minifigures — and by extension the next set of playable characters for LEGO Minifigures Online — has surfaced, proving that really weird dreams do come true.
Funcom's supernatural MMORPG The Secret World makes its big-screen debut in IRL, a Swedish film about a troubled teen who finds happiness in a virtual world. Check out an interview with director Erik Leijonborg at the game's official site.
Just a few short years ago, Funcom's Joel Bylos was in charge of level 20 through 40 of Age of Conan, a massively multiplayer online game that was, at launch, widely criticised for a lack of quality content past level 20. Now he's the creative director in charge of Age of Conan, Anarchy Online and The Secret World, and his goal is to make unhappy players at any experience level a thing of the past.
The Secret World seemed like a promising evolution of the MMO formula when it came out earlier this year. But publisher Funcom has hit a series of stumbles that have left many wondering how they were going to move forward. One crucial step was revealed today with the announcement that subscriptions are no longer required.