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Tremendous Success for Anarchy Online.

Durham, USA - January 14, 2005 - Funcom announces that the free Anarchy Online offer has been a tremendous success and will be fully extended throughout all of 2005 and into 2006*. Anarchy Online now has more users than ever before, and the player feedback about the experience Funcom is offering has been fantastic. The game is setting records on an ongoing basis, with more active players now than seen in the month of launch more than 3,5 years ago.

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 the ultimate sci-fi MMORPG can play without any financial commitments.

"The free initiative has been a tremendous success" says 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."

This new and totally free approach allows everyone tired of elves, fairies and gnomes to enter a futuristic RPG world full of fun action totally free of cost, and makes it possible for all sci-fi fans to explore a world hailed as the best sci-fi MMO available today.

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*Offer valid only on new accounts. No charges involved. Offer valid on all sign-ups until 15.01.2006. Other restrictions and conditions may apply. Offer may be terminated at Funcom�s discretion in the case of unforeseen events. See registration information for details. The free version does not include access to any of the three expansion packs. Should you wish to upgrade to any of the expansion packs monthly subscription and client fees will be added.

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ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of computer and console games with a focus on Action Adventure and Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOs). Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of 24 released games to date. Recent successes include the multi-award winning The Longest Journey, the award winning and critically acclaimed Anarchy Online - The Notum Wars , the heralded masterpiece Anarchy Online - Shadowlands and the award winning Anarchy Online - Alien Invasion. For corporate information please visit http://www.funcom.com. For information about Anarchy Online visit http://www.anarchy-online.com .For information about Dreamfall visit http://www.dreamfall.com . Images and information for press can be found at ftp://[email protected]/

Posted by Directory of Games on January 14.

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