Age of Conan now free-to-play
Funcom's mature MMO Age of Conan has become the latest high-profile MMO to join the free-to-play revolution.
Age of Conan is free to play from under the new name of Age of Conan: Unchained and Funcom will be hoping that this will allow them to widen their audience which stands at around 1.4 million at the moment.
The game will also feature a Premium content subscription that offers even more content over what is on offer to play for free. There will also be an in-game shop that will be on offer to all players to pick up items like weaponry, armour and mounts.
Creative director and executive producer on Age of Conan, Craig Morrison said: "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. 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."