For a long time now followers of Funcom titles have been pestering them to return to the Dreamfall adeventure series and today they’ve announced pre-production of the next title called Dreamfall Chapters.
The game is being developed by the new studio created by Ragnar Tørnquist, Red Thread Games. Tørnquist was responsible for the critically acclaimed The Longest Journey so it’s a perfect fit. Tørnquist added:
“I’m very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the ‘The Longest Journey’ saga. Ever since we ended ‘Dreamfall’ on a nail-biting cliffhanger, players have been rightfully demanding a sequel, and my deal with Funcom will finally make that possible. I’m extremely grateful to Funcom for this unique and exciting opportunity, and I can’t wait to dive back into the universe I helped create more than a decade ago, and continue the story players have been waiting for these past six years.”
Tørnquist recently stepped down as senior producer on The Secret World but still holds the position as the MMOs advisory Creative Director.
The new Dreamfall is being developed independently by Red Thread Games who has entered into a revenue sharing agreement with Funcom as part of a licensing deal. Funcom state that they are wanting to continue their focus on their MMO tiltes such as The Secret World and licensing the the IP to Tørnquist and his new studio will allow them to do just that.