Age of Conan - Hyborian Adventures

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Funcom has regrettably announced that the DirectX 10 version of its MMO, Age of Conan, will not ship with the initial launch. Funcom says it has decided to ship only the DirectX 9 version and spend more time on building a DirectX 10 version "worthy of Microsoft's great vision for the future of PC gaming".

The extra development time will give Funcom time to implement more features in the DirectX 10 version of Age of Conan than originally planned.

The new, enhanced DX10 version will be premiered at Games Convention in Leipzig in August 2008. A special preview will be unveiled this summer at Nvidia's NVISION event in San Jose, California, August 25 - 27, 2008.

Age of Conan launches on May 20 in North America and on May 23 across Europe.

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I think it is stupid having to install the new DirectX. Players that are in Age Of Conan will quit the just because you can't find the new DirectX
Posted 19:08 on 12 November 2008
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I agree Tony, this is bull, They should have made it very clear that this game was not DX10 compatible. I, having overlooked the issue, spent several hours trying to figure out how to install and reinstall DX10 and video drivers just to find out it was the game that states on the back of the box "enhanced for directx 10". I do not think this game looks good on DX9, completely diffrent than advertised.
Posted 08:47 on 15 June 2008
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I love that this article is entitled "Age of Conan Sells Out" and that the first half of it just about how amazing AoC is. Then finally it tells us that it regrets to inform us that this mode won't be releasing.

I only just found this out today. I was wondering why the DX10 check box was removed from the game in a recent patch. It turns out it was because the option never even existed. Funcom has done VERY little to inform people about this and if I didn't specifically hunt it out I don't even know how I would know. It's certainly barely addressed on their site in any clear way and it seems a majority of players are willing to just forget about it.

Personally, I am not. I feel I was falsely advertised to. It was an option in the game, it's on every damn box without an asterisk that says "Oh, we really mean it'll come out in August!". It was heavily pushed in previews as using DX10 and Microsoft even had it on their Direct X 10 capable list on the Games for Windows site.

Instead tons of people would rather make excuses. Why? Funcom didn't give me anything, I PAID for it. I don't care if someone hates Vista or can't afford a DX10 card or thinks it looks great in DX9. These are all irrelevant to this problem.

We were told one thing and got another and somehow people are defending that. I honestly think I should get my damn money back. At least put a sticker on the boxes in stores that tells people the mode isn't in there yet.
Posted 22:48 on 30 May 2008
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Here's a link to the article posted on the Community Site.
Posted 23:04 on 19 May 2008
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Surprise surprise eh?
Posted 22:24 on 19 May 2008
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Say What?

Where was this announced exactly? The retail forums are down and the beta forum makes no mention of this? (I do believe it though, would just like to see the official word)
Posted 18:28 on 19 May 2008

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Release Date: 23/05/2008
Developer: Funcom
Publisher: Funcom
Genre: Fantasy RPG
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 2,321 3
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