Article published on Sunday, July 3rd, 2011
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On Friday, Funcom introduced that their finest-selling and significantly acclaimed MMO in line with the Age of Conan the Barbarian has become F2P all over the world.

Durham, USA - “No man should live in chains,” claims Conan the Barbarian within the new, approaching Hollywood production set to release later this season. Using the words of the very legendary fantasy hero ever in your mind, Funcom today launched an exciting-new, free-to-play version of their significantly acclaimed massively multiplayer online game entitled ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’. The brand new version replaces the present version of the game, and gamers everywhere will have the ability to freely explore the sexy, savage, and brutal world of Hyboria with their buddies - and opponents.

“After 1.4 million copies sold, having experienced fantastic critical acclaim, and still to this day going strong with a large active player base embarking on thousands of daily adventures, there is no doubt that ‘Age of Conan’ has made a significant impact on the online gaming genre,” says Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing Morten Larssen. “The great potential provided by the hybrid business model, and with the ever growing interest for free-to-play games, bringing ‘Age of Conan’ into this market is undoubtedly the logical next step for the title.”

Gamers now get to choose whether or not they want to go through the free offering, or be a Premium member with access to much more game content. An in-game store also enables both free gamers and Premium member to purchase in-game goods for example weaponry and mounts. For additional detail concerning the variations between your free and Premium offering, go to the new ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’ website.





“For the team working on the game, going free-to-play is great because it opens up this great fantasy world to an even larger audience,” says Creative Director and Executive Producer Craig Morrison. “Not only can players now enjoy the content for free, we will continue to add new gameplay features and new content and make improvements to the game. ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’ will offer a fantastic experience for both new customers and players who have already roamed the online world of Hyboria. An engrossing story, brutal combat and savage world is waiting for those who dare explore the lands of Hyboria.”

Since the game released 3 years ago, ‘Age of Conan’ has gone through several changes and a lot of new content continues to be added. Funcom has already been along the way of developing new locations, monsters, equipment and story lines for ‘Age of Conan: Unchained’. Including the film tie-in adventure which will introduce content and characters in the approaching ‘Conan the Barbarian’ movie.

To download the client and play the game for free, check out the brand new official Age of Conan website.