Funcom and Conan Properties today announced that the two have entered into a new agreement that will make Funcom the preferred partner for all future PC and console games based in the world of Hyboria and the Conan the Barbarian franchise. The two have enjoyed a successful relationship to-date with Funcom successfully publishing and marketing the critically acclaimed MMORPG game, Age of Conan: Unchained, with both teams hoping that success can be followed with future titles.
[quote cite=”Funcom CEO Rui Casais”]”We are tremendously excited to be strengthening our relationship with Conan Properties. 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.” [/quote]
Funcom previously announced that they will be revealing 3 new games in 2016 and the first of these will be a game based on the Conan the Barbarian universe. Full details of the upcoming title are expected to be announce in January.
[quote cite=”Fredrik Malmberg, CEO of Conan Properties”]
“Working with Funcom through the years has been a rewarding and very enjoyable journey. 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.”[/quote]