Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures has been delayed until march 25, 2008. Really, in the MMO genre, this isn't a shocker. Especially after E3 previews were less than ecstatic this year. Not bad, just probably not what Funcom wanted to hear. Or maybe the beta tests are revealing a lot of problems with the server architecture. Or maybe, they just wanted that extra time to polish the game, as is probably the wisest idea. Or maybe it's all about the 360 version and making sure the two coincide. I can't read the link and find out the press-speak Funcom is using, so if one of my readers would enlighten me, that'd be great. I'm stuck at work and it's filtering Funcom's site out.
Anyway, I'm just actually kind of glad it's delayed. This fall already there are at least 3 online games I'm dying for, Conan was the 4th: PotBS, Gods & Heroes, and Hellgate (though the last is offline as well). On top of those, there are a handful of must haves coming out (finally) for the Wii, like Super Smash Brothers: Brawl and Super Mario Galaxy, even MySims.
So Conan getting pushed back to the end of Q1 next year is a little aggravating, but more so it's relieving. Now my only worry about Conan's appeal to me is how it will ultimately stack up against a certain other MMO coming out in Q1 2008... Warhammer.
But who cares, that's next year. Give me my pirates already.