Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Latest Updates
Tencent already owns almost 29% of the shares in Funcom.
The latest update for Funcom's Age of Conan MMORPG brings the introduction of The Pit Master's Arena, which allows you to battle against over 200 different pets.
The arena is located in the Field of the Dead and not only allows bragging rights against other players, but the chance to win some truly splendid loot. Players can collect all kinds of pets to face against, from cruel demons to mighty basilisks and even massive dragons.
Funcom has a decent amount of experience with the Conan franchise. They are, after all, the developer that worked on the critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures back in 2008. Now it would appear that they'll be bringing us back to Conan's realm again, having announced a new partnership with license owner Conan Properties today.
Recently Funcom has been in a spot of trouble with Norwegian authorities as they were suddenly under investigation for 'financial impropriety' and even got removed from the Oslo Stock Exchange.
CEO Ole Schreiner has now spoken out on the matter and said "though it was quite a dramatic event," it was soon over. The police only seized "a handful" of PCs.
The latest investor call from Funcom reveals revenue for Q4 2013 is down from last year's $7.78 million in the same period, to $4.27 million this year. Deferred billings, weaker sales and competition are cited.
However their big MMO projects are "relatively stable" with Age of Conan and Anarchy Online their primary revenue. All their MMOs are providing a "cash flow positive".