Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures Director Leaves Citing Dissatisfaction with Game


Age of Conan producer and game director Gaute Godager has left Funcom, the company announced today.

A sixteen year veteran at Funcom, and one of its original founders, Godager admits to issues with the MMO which launched back in May.

"I have done my very best making this fabulous game, but I have concluded there are elements which I am dissatisfied with. I have decided to act on this, and as a result I have chosen to leave Funcom. It is time to get new, fresh eyes on Age of Conan," said Godager in a statement.He added, "I have had a fantastic time these last 16 years, and I am very proud of the many things Funcom has achieved. Funcom and Conan will always be a big part of me, but as I now look to new ventures outside the gaming industry I am certain Age of Conan's future is in the best of hands."

Replacing Godager will be Craig Morrison, who served as producer and game director on Anarchy Online for the past few years. According to Morrison, "My main priority now is therefore to listen to, and act on, player concerns, while ensuring we add additional great content to the game."

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    September 17, 2008 4:36 AM

    interesting, the question is which sets of player demands are going to plant seeds in his mind....

    i really enjoyed the game, and still want to come back to it, just need to flesh it out m ore in the upper levels.

    i wish them luck, and i hope the planted seeds are the ones i agree with :)

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      September 17, 2008 4:59 AM

      personally i loved the solo friendly aspect of the game, if they could flesh the second half of the game out i'd return.

      although promising dx10 at 'go' and delivering half a year later is insulting. all the preorder guys should get a month free to check out the additions.

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        September 17, 2008 6:06 AM

        With a bit more pacing it would have been a nice single player or coop game.
        But as an mmo it falls short on many levels, including the revolutionary (read: retarded) combat.

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          September 17, 2008 10:11 AM

          i love the combat, to me it was refreshing, something different from the 'go to combat mode and get a sandwich' mode of all other mmos.

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