Funcom and Eidos announced this morning that over 500,000 gamers from all over the world have signed up to become a member of the Age of Conan: Hydorian Adventures community by either joining the ongoing beta test or by signing up to the Clan of Conan official fan club.
“The massive attention Age of Conan is generating throughout the international gaming community is simply amazing,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. “The game seems to be already striking a chord with gamers across the world and we are thrilled and motivated by all the positive feedback we have been getting from both the press and the community.”
This benefits the development team by a great deal as they are able to use the strong presence on the test servers to gather information on bugs and provide statistics on how well performance is going which will result in a much more polished game when it's released.
In a world filled with cruel gods, mythical creatures, lost civilizations and a struggling human race, the mighty barbarian has finally seized the throne as king of Aquilonia. But Conan’s rule is on the brink of chaos, spiraling towards the doom of ancient evils. In this twisted fantasy world, dark magic and brutal combat lurk around every corner, and each man and woman must carve their own unique destiny under Conan’s reign. In the true vision of Robert E. Howard’s dark universe it’s now time for you to become a messenger of death.
Age of Conan: Hydorian Adventures is due for release on May 20th, 2008.