A year ago, MMO fans were thrilled to find out that Funcom had had its best quarter in ages thanks to the early access launch of Conan Exiles. The first quarter of 2018 wasn’t quite as huge, but you can be sure next quarter will be, as Funcom says it’s already sold 1.4M copies of the game, a million of those before May 8th – which Funcom notes is as many as Age of Conan sold in its first three years of life, making it Funcom’s “bestselling game of all time.” It’s expected to launch on PS4 in Japan this summer, alongside the game’s first DLC in June.
Age of Conan, by the way, gets a note for its Saga of Zath progression server that ran throughout winter and spring; the studio says it was “successful in engaging players and increasing revenue.” Little ink is spilled over Secret World Legends beyond a note about Dawn of the Morninglight and a promise for “more content and events […] going forward.” Anarchy Online is not mentioned.
Funcom does use its presentation to remind investors that it’s still working on Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for the second half of this year. The Oslo and North Carolina studios are each working on a new title, separate from yet another Conan game in the works, this one set for a PC launch in the first half of next year. Interestingly, it’s being developed with real-time strategy studio Petroglyph, whom some of you might remember from the development of End of Nations way back in the day, as well as multiple single-player RTS titles. Seems like a solid hint to me.