Funcom has revealed that its ailing MMO Age of Conan
will reduce its server count from 49 to 18. The cuts are most dramatic in the US, where 25 servers have been hacked to six. GI.biz
speculates that AoC
won't be shut down because it's Funcom's only source of income until it launches The Secret World
, allegedly releasing in the next couple years.
Although the server reductions have been anticipated since late last year
, Funcom only recently announced the full list of
. Funcom also recently disposed of employees
in its QA and customer service departments. The company isn't doing too hot with its Hyborian Adventures
at the moment, but hopefully these changes will keep the company afloat until the Conan
expansion's cash infusion arrives.