Age of Conan is going free to play under a “hybrid business model”. See the press release HERE.
The new business model will give players the opportunity to choose whether they want to play for free or become premium subscribers, and Funcom is also introducing an in-game store to the game where both free players and premium subscribers can purchase exclusive content such as weaponry and mounts.
There’s a pointer to a FAQ as well, but I’m not finding that right now. More details as they develop.
UPDATE: Massively article HERE.
UPDATE: Free to play FAQ HERE.