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Age of Conan: Unchained News - Microsoft Deal Announced

Posted by Jon Wood on May 10, 2006  | 2 comments in our forums

Funcom, the makers of the upcoming MMORPG, Age of Conan, have announced a marketing and development agreement with Microsoft. It will be optimized for Windows Vista.

 

‘Age of Conan’ a showcase game for Windows Vista

Microsoft and Funcom sign marketing and development agreement

Durham, USA — May 9, 2006 – Funcom announces the signing of a development and marketing agreement with Microsoft. Under the terms of the agreement, Funcom will work to optimize the forthcoming Online Action RPG ‘Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures’ for the Windows Vista operating system. Microsoft will showcase ‘Age of Conan’ as a title that takes full advantage of new gaming functionality in Windows Vista.

As gaming on the PC takes a great leap forward in accessibility and quality, Funcom is preparing ‘Age of Conan’ to be a showcase title in a modern generation of Windows games. With stunning graphics and amazing new technology ‘Age of Conan’ is set to bring Massively Multiplayer Online gaming into a new era, and Windows Vista truly reveals the full potential of the title.

‘Age of Conan’ is scheduled for a Windows release in Q4 2006. The game earned the Gamespot award as "Best MMO" of E3 2005, as well as being runner-up as the "Most Innovative Game of Show". It recently earned the MMORPG.com award as their "Most anticipated MMO of 2006", and was listed as one of the top ten games for 2006 in PC Gamer US, as well as being among the most anticipated games of 2006 in numerous other publications.

More information, screenshots, forums and a welcoming community portal can be found on the official website http://www.ageofconan.com

‘Age of Conan – Hyborian Adventures’ is also playable on Windows XP. This agreement is not a publishing agreement.

For further information on the Microsoft E3 press conference and the Windows Vista title lineup please visit the following links:

Announcements from the Microsoft E3 press conference http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/may06/05-09E32006BriefingPR.mspx

Microsoft Announces Spectacular Windows Vista Title Lineup http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2006/may06/05-09G4WE3LineupPR.mspx

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