Funcom Now Conan Properties' "Preferred Partner"
Funcom recently announced financial issues. Players claim that there have been no content updates to Age of Conan since it went free-to-play. And yet, Funcom and Conan Properties have entered a new partnership in which Funcom is "the preferred partner for all PC and console games based on the Conan the Barbarian brand and the world of Hyboria."
In going with this new partnership, Funcom have announced that they will be announcing a new Conan title in January 2016. No details on this game have been announced other than the fact that it will be a Conan The Barbarian game. Two more Conan games will follow later in 2016.
Quotes from the CEOs of both companies have been included below. We will be sure to let you know as soon as we do if any of these games end up being MMOs or MOBAs!
"We are tremendously excited to be strengthening our relationship with Conan Properties," said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. "'Conan the Barbarian' is undoubtedly one of the world's greatest and most recognizable fantasy heroes, and as game developers, working with such a character and being able to draw from the fantastically detailed world of Hyboria is nothing short of a dream come true."
"Working with Funcom through the years has been a rewarding and very enjoyable journey," said Fredrik Malmberg, CEO of Conan Properties. "Making them our preferred partner for all PC and console games based on 'Conan the Barbarian' is the next step on that great journey. Funcom has shown they are more than capable of managing the rich heritage of Conan and to breathe new life into the world of Hyboria, and we are thrilled to be working together on new, exciting projects."