Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Conan Going Free. Not "That" Conan.

Joining the ranks of Champions Online in the free-to-play realm, Age of Conan has announced that it will be doing the same thing this summer. And! it's Unrated.

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures will be re-launched as Age of Conan: Unrated. Which means more blood, more boobs, and free play. Just like other free-to-play models, if you want certain items, you have to pay for them. But for the most part, the game is free. And you can explore the entire world of Conan without having the pay. That's a nice bonus. Those with currently active subscriptions will be swapped over to the Premium Subscriber category. If you want to stop paying (assuming you play) you have to change your status to free.

So far the free-to-play with MMO's that started as subscription based models has done well (Lord of the Rings and Champions Online). This might help re-spark interest in the Conan series.

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