Interview with Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas
Age of Conan Hyborian Adventures has been through a lot this year with recent restructuring and the constant ups and downs of the game. This week Gameindustry.biz spoke with Funcom's CEO Trond Arne Aas about the recent restructuring over at Funcom and the plans for both Age of Conan and Funcom moving forward.
Q: What are the current priorities for the Funcom business overall?
Trond Arne Aas: There will definitely be a lot happening to Age of Conan in 2009. We will continue to put out free updates that improve the game in various ways, and the first update we are doing early in 2009 includes two new dungeons for high level players. We will also escalate the development of the expansion, and we look forward to unveiling more details on that.
We are very excited about launching fully localised versions of the game in Russia and Poland early in 2009, and we will also put focus on bringing the game to Korea and other Asian markets. Other than that we will continue working on our next fully fledged MMO, The Secret World, as well as various smaller, casual-oriented projects.