Funcom and Eidos Continue to Expand Age of Conan Beta Efforts

Fri Dec 7, 2007 7:00am EST

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- Brand New Video Released as Age of Conan Passes 10,000 Beta
                               Players -
DURHAM, N.C.--(Business Wire)--As Age of Conan gets ready for launch, the beta for the highly
anticipated MMO draws ever larger crowds. More than 10,000 beta
players have been invited to the beta, allowing Funcom and Eidos to
prepare for a stable, fun and polished MMO experience next spring. The
invaluable beta feedback has confirmed the ambitions for the title,
with high fun-factor and outstanding immersion cited by beta testers.

   "The fact that we have now passed 10,000 beta players means we
have reached a considerable milestone for Age of Conan, and proves
that we have successfully escalated our beta efforts over the past few
months," said Gaute Godager, Producer of Age of Conan. "Personally I
believe that the best beta feedback is that so many of our testers are
having a lot of fun, and nothing pleases me more. This is what games
are all about, and as we move into the last months of polish I feel
certain we can impact the genre with something fresh, new and
exciting. At the same time, I want to send a personal thank to all the
beta players that help us test the game, report issues and assist us
in making the game ever better. Age of Conan will be a better game
because of all of you and your assistance is invaluable to us."

   The Age of Conan game is now patched and updated frequently,
showcasing how an MMO beta is an organic, growing experience. Funcom
will therefore continuously expand the beta efforts in the months to
come, including adding tens of thousands of new testers.

   To celebrate the 10,000 milestone, Funcom has also created a great
new trailer for the game. Available in HD at the official
www.ageofconan.com website, as well as through external gaming sites,
the brand new video takes you on a stunning visual journey through
Hyboria. Make sure to check it out, and see what the players can
expect upon entering Conan's savage, sexy and brutal universe.

   Do you want to join the Conan beta as well? Sign up today at
www.ageofconan.com, and you might become one of the lucky pioneers of
Hyboria.

   Age of Conan is consistently mentioned as one of the most
anticipated PC games in development. It has received close to twenty
magazine covers and more than fifteen awards, including numerous "Best
MMO of E3" awards and the official "Best Online Game of Show" award at
the GC convention 2007. Age of Conan is a key title in Microsoft's
Games for Windows line-up, as well as a showcase title for nVidia. Age
of Conan is set for release on March 25th, 2008.

   ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of
online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has
provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand
its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles
include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The
Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit
www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit
www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or
www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under
the ticker FUNCOM.

   ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL - Conan Properties
International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment
Inc., controls all rights to Conan, associated characters and the
Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and expanded upon by
acclaimed authors and artists for decades. Conan is considered to be
the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about
Conan Properties International, visit www.conan.com. For information
about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit www.paradox-entertainment.com.

   ABOUT EIDOS INTERACTIVE LTD - Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi
Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers
and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing
operations across Europe and the US and several development studios
including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios,
Eidos Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a
valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb
Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon,
Battlestations Midway, the Conflict series, Just Cause and Kane &
Lynch. Some of the titles currently in development include: Conflict:
Denied Ops and Highlander.

   The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be
the trademarks of their respective owners.

Funcom
Global press
Jorgen Tharaldsen, Product Director
+47 41 33 41 47
or
US press
Terri Perkins, Product Manager,
+1 631 998 3210
or
European press
Erling Ellingsen, Product Manager,
+47 48 86 71 07
pr@funcom.com

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