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Age of Conan gets new king

Funcom cofounder and game director Gaute Godager resigns after 16 years with company; Anarchy Online producer named as replacement.


The Hyborian Age will soon see a new era. Funcom today announced the resignation of Gaute Godager, company cofounder and producer/game director of its new PC massively multiplayer online role-playing game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures.

Godager is looking to leave the industry entirely after Age of Conan.
Godager is looking to leave the industry entirely after Age of Conan.

"I have done my very best making this fabulous game, but I have concluded there are elements which I am dissatisfied with," Godager said in a statement released by Funcom. "I have decided to act on this, and as a result I have chosen to leave Funcom."

While it was commercially and critically well received, Age of Conan's launch was beset by technical issues. Players of the game have also complained about a lack of content for high-level players, interface issues, and the absence of features that had been announced for the game.

Godager will now move on to "new ventures outside the gaming industry," while Funcom has found his replacement from within its own ranks. Former Anarchy Online producer Craig Morrison will be taking over as producer/game director for Age of Conan.

Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures is also in development for Xbox 360. An expansion to the PC original will arrive next year.

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