Age of Conan Still Slated for Xbox 360

Though there's been no official word for a while and developer Funcom recently laid off some staff, the studio is still planning to deliver the long-promised Xbox 360 edition of its mature MMO Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures.

"The Xbox 360 version of the game is still in production, but as before we are not committing to any specific dates," product manager Erling Ellingsen told MTV Multiplayer. "I wish I could give you more information, but I can't at the time being."

As for the layoffs, Ellingsen noted that "our aim is for this to not affect development of Age of Conan, or any of our other games, at all. We are sticking firmly to our plans."

Following its May 2008 launch on PC, Age of Conan has seen some troubled times, including a misogynstic glitch that made male characters more powerful than their female counterparts, and the recent departure of game director Gaute Godage, who cited his dissatisfaction with the overall product.

More recently, newly appointed game director Craig Morrison announced his intent to begin addressing common woes, such as "content gaps [at] the highest level."

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    December 1, 2008 4:05 PM

    i worked at FC for about 8 months in the us office doing qa. i did mostly conan and some ao testing. i left a few months before aoc release, but i talk to people in both home and abroad offices. and no one i know have ever seen nor talked to anyone who has seen anything on an xbox client. at all. it doesnt exist

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      December 1, 2008 4:18 PM

      And no one can see air i guess that means it don't exist.

      Just since you and a few workers was not working on the xbox version don't mean its not been worked on.

      Hell i hope it come's out might save AOC that been said i have yet to play it since i was told its not that good yet.

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        December 1, 2008 4:24 PM

        hey i hope it materializes too. it just hasnt yet. at all. all this honestly sounds like a drive to sound up some $$$ from investments.

      • mem legacy 10 years legacy 20 years
        December 2, 2008 12:57 AM

        AOC does not need to be saved. It needs to be killed and buried like an abomination which it is. When it was released, half of the things mentioned on the packaging were barely out of design stage.

        And with every patch and change they did, game got worse as it did not have any kind of direction. Every patch lashed at random direction, and broke several other things. Random skill changes, items, skills and quests breaking, bugs which were fixed in previous build resurfacing etc.

        AOC needs to die as failed mmorpg, so developers stop pushing out garbage to consumers.

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          December 2, 2008 1:39 AM

          I like AOC :( thus proving you wrong

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      December 1, 2008 4:31 PM

      Did you talk to the developers, who just might be under NDA about it?

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      December 1, 2008 4:57 PM

      Entirely possible another studio that you weren't working at was in charge of the 360 port

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      December 1, 2008 4:59 PM

      I'm skeptical simply because even with a beefy PC, the framerate still dipped into the teens. How are they going to release this on a system that was outdated several years ago by PC standards? Not to mention it is still in the Alpha phase on the PC...

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        December 1, 2008 6:28 PM

        Not to mention the huge installation, how are they going to fit it on an Xbox? I smell a ditch effort to get some capital.

        I still feel really burned by Funcom. Ellingson is an asshat.

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