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Funcom extends free offer on their SFF game

10/01/2005. Contributed by Jessica Martin

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Funcom have announced that their free Anarchy Online offer has been a tremendous success and will be fully extended throughout all of 2005 and into 2006.

The firm said Anarchy Online now has more users than ever before, and the player feedback about the experience they are is offering has been good.

It's currently the long-term goal for Funcom to make sure that the removal of subscription fees, client costs and the need to have a credit card when registering for Anarchy Online will become a permanent offering, making sure that anyone curious about the heralded qualities of their sci-fi MMORPG can play without any financial commitments.

"The free initiative has been a tremendous success" said Ole Schreiner, Project Director for Anarchy Online. "Throngs of new players have entered the game and created a vibrant pioneer feeling for all those who see the wonders of Anarchy Online for the first time. Even though our servers and customer service have been under strong pressure, it's assuring to see our technology holding up with such stability".

"Seeing the great feedback from the free offer we are aiming to extend it into 2006 and beyond should it prove to be a continued success" said Trond Arne Aas, President and CEO of Funcom. "We are happy to be part of something which has sent such positive waves throughout the MMO communities, while significantly lowering the entrance barrier to enter Anarchy Online."

Their free approach allows SFF fans tired of the standard offering of elves, fairies and orcs to enter a futuristic RPG world.

To download the free full version of Anarchy Online check out www.anarchy-online.com/free/ad_campaigns/freecampaign

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