Norway, June 11, 2001 - After receiving high praise at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo last month, Funcom's highly anticipated title, Anarchy Online, has reached gold master status and is now in manufacturing. As the first game in years to take up competition with other popular massively multi-player online role-playing games, Anarchy Online will be available in Nordic and North American stores by June 27th with servers going live that day.
"We are very excited to bring Anarchy Online to the market and expect that our customers will be very happy with the final product," says Funcom president Andre Backen. "No other game in the market today can rival our graphics and none can support as many players in the same playing field as we can."
While the actual game code is now in manufacturing, with all gaming content and features completed, testing for server stability will continue until the day the game goes live. Funcom now has thousands of testers playing this version to find server problems and get them solved as quickly as possible before launch.
Anarchy Online is a massively multi-player online role-playing game in a science fiction setting. This game can only be played online and users will need to pay a monthly subscription fee in order to access the game. Players will encounter a thriving, constantly developing, 3D online world with thousands of other players connected at the same time. Join the Omni-Tek corporation or the rebel clans, and take part in the epic struggle unfolding on the mysterious world of Rubi-Ka. It's up to you to take on the challenge, and make yourself a part of history - future history.
For more information about Anarchy Online, please visit the web site at www.anarchy-online.com . Information about review copies will follow soon.
About Funcom Inc.- As an international games developer and publisher, Funcom has offices in Switzerland, PC development and marketing in Norway, Xbox development in Ireland, and a new technical support and marketing office in Durham, North Carolina. Formed in 1993, Funcom is best known for The Longest Journey, voted Adventure Game of the Year 2000 by both PC Gamer and Computer Gaming World. Anarchy Online (www.anarchy-online.com ) is the company's upcoming highly anticipated title. Funcom has had an impressive development track record producing titles for many platforms such as Pocahontas, Casper, Speed Punks, and Championship Motocross. With over 150 employees, the company now publishes and develops games exclusively for the Xbox console system and PC with a particular focus for online components. More information about Funcom at: www.funcom.com, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com