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Age of Conan Moves into Open Beta

Funcom, Eidos and IGN announce that Open Beta for Age of Conan will start on May 1. The Open beta will be hosted exclusively by IGN's game download site, FilePlanet.com, as well as being offered through partner IGN sites such as Gamespy.com, MMORPG.com, Tentonhammer.com and Warcry.com. The application pages at FilePlanet.com are now open for registrations, and gamers from across the world can sign up. As 50,000 gamers prepare their Hyborian assault, rivers of blood is about to flow, and it's exclusively available through FilePlanet and IGN partner sites.

Funcom would like to point out that the primary function of the open Beta is to stress test Age of Conan prior to launch. Seeing how many MMOs have failed their Beta quest in the past, Funcom will therefore cap the in-game level range. The Beta experience will still give players hours and hours of entertainment, and complete class and culture variety, while at the same time giving Funcom the needed focus for an open beta.

You are required to be a FilePlanet member in order to sign up for the open Beta. Preloading of the client will start prior to the launch of the Open beta, and applicants will receive more information should they receive a beta key. The Open beta will start on the 1st of May at 15.00 GMT / 09.00 EST.

Age of Conan is consistently mentioned as one of the most anticipated PC games in development. It has received more than twenty covers on high-profile gaming magazines across the globe and more than fifteen major awards, including numerous "Best MMO of E3" awards and the official "Best Online Game" award at the Games Convention 2007. Age of Conan is a key title in Microsoft's Games for Windows line-up, and a showcase title for nVidia. The game is set to launch in several territories on May 20th, 2008.



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