"Funcom has not been able to find any higher beta numbers for MMOs in the western world," said Morten Larssen, VP of Funcom Sales and Marketing. "We believe it represents the largest ever beta sign-up figure in the history of the genre."
In addition to the incredible beta numbers, Funcom confirms that almost 800,000 gamers have signed up for the Clan of Conan newsletter. The hundreds of thousands following the development of the game have moreover resulted in a rapidly growing forum community. Last week Funcom registered over 115,000 posts on the official forums, across four languages. This comes in addition to Age of Conan discussions on external forums and in other languages.
In 2008, Funcom has also seen a tremendous growth in the amount of people who visit the official Age of Conan websites. Since January 2008, Funcom has registered more than 5 million unique visitors, from more than 200 countries. Last week alone over 725,000 unique visitors came to the Age of Conan sites.