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Funcom's Bylos named creative director on AoC, AO, and TSW

Funcom has announced that The Secret World creative director Joel Bylos is now the creator director for all three of the firm's MMORPGs. This includes TSW, Age of Conan, and Anarchy Online. Bylos has penned letters from the game director for TSW and AoC, while AO's Dave "Ilaliya" Williams passes ...

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Funcom game directors talk relocation, effects on TSW, AoC, and AO development [Updated]

Funcom has published game director letters for all three of its MMOs this morning, and one of the topics on everyone's mind is of course the studio's reorganization. As it turns out, the dev teams for The Secret World, Age of Conan, and Anarchy Online will all be operating out of the company's Ra...

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Age of Conan's Dragon's Spine content on test servers

Funcom released its traditional end-of-the-month Age of Conan update over the weekend, and it revealed that the dev team is crunching hard on the Secrets of the Dragon's Spine content update. Executive producer Craig Morrison says that some of the new stuff is starting to appear on the game's tes...

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Funcom's Morrison: F2P hesitation 'not something we want as game developers'

The games media and cash-strapped gamers may delight in declaring paid-for entertainment dead, but the reality is a little different according to Funcom producer Craig Morrison. Gamasutra recently interviewed Morrison regarding free-to-play and the expectations it generates, and while he acknowle...

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Funcom may incorporate new Schwarzenegger Conan film elements into AoC

Remember last year's Conan the Barbarian film reboot starring Khal Drogo? Well, forget all about it, apparently. Universal and Arnold Schwarzenegger are hoping to recapture some of Conan's early movie magic with a reboot of the reboot. Yep, the Governator is set to play everyone's favorite Cim...

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Morrison on system-driven MMOs and Funcom's future

Is the MMO genre poised to go back to its emergent future? It's very possible, particularly given recent big-budget disappointments. Funcom producer Craig Morrison tackles the subject head-on in a new interview at Gamasutra. Morrison cites system-driven games as the way forward, though he bris...

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Massively Exclusive: Funcom's Morrison on player-driven games, new Age of Conan content

This month's Age of Conan development update had the potential to be quite depressing in light of Funcom's recent layoffs. There's actually a lot of good news, though, as game director Craig Morrison reveals some juicy bits about AoC's upcoming content release plans. Due to the downsizing, wha...

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GDC Europe 2012: Funcom's Morrison says focus on the why, not the what

MMOs as a rule tend to have a focus on providing content for us, the players. It makes sense; they want us to play their games, so they give us as much stuff to do as possible so that we'll keep playing. But why do we want to do that stuff in the first place? Craig Morrison, creative director at ...

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Chaos Theory: The Secret World's single-server tech

Something went missing during this month's launch of The Secret World. Do you know what it was? No, snarkonauts, it wasn't "fun." The game is certainly an acquired taste, but it's nonetheless doing pretty well for itself in terms of word-of-mouth and happy early adopters. No, what was missing wa...

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Age of Conan survey respondents prefer PvE by a wide margin

It may be early release day for The Secret World, but that doesn't mean Funcom is throwing in the towel on its other MMORPG projects. Case in point is Age of Conan, which is sporting a brand-new game director update as of this morning. Craig "Silirrion" Morrison presents the findings from AoC'...

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