Funcom is working on a mystery game, to be announced February 28th

Funcom is announcing something big next week. And it’s not the Secret World Legends update you’re still waiting on, nor is it another Conan franchise spinoff.

The long-running MMO studio sent ’round a promise to announce a new game on February 28th and a link to a countdown timer. Well, more than a timer; the website shows some sort of post-apocalyptic bar setting with some outlines of people. The setting prompted some of our writers to suggest a battle royale game, while the outlines hint at something more MOBAy or shootery – or maybe something more in the studio’s RPG wheelhouse.

Given Funcom’s flair for mystery, we suspect there are hidden bits tucked in there too. What do you think it is?

Source: Countdown, press release. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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ihatevnecks
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ihatevnecks

Excited to how disappointed I’ll be with this Mutant: Year Zero game.

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Duane_Does_not_check_email

well good for them. no moba, no zombies, no barbarians, no elves and magic? ….

put that conan money to good use

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Sorenthaz

Hrm. Well it looks like there are four main characters based on those silhouettes. It looks like there’s a phone number or something? To the right of the countdown.

Just based off of the “zone” and the four “heroes” that are present, I’m thinking it could be a Left 4 Dead style coop thing, or possibly a Survival ARPG. It seems a bit too obvious that it’s going to be some sort of survival game where you go out into a “Zone” and then come back to this bar that’s presented, and you likely are going to play one of four characters in the process.

Definitely could see it being something like a co-op survival set in the Secret World.

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ihatevnecks

That’s basically what Mutant: YZ is. You make a character from a stronghold, and slowly explore the zone surrounding your home to forage for supplies/tech/etc. As your home/base expands, you go further out into the zone.

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Brother Maynard

SWL agents dress up simulator. I’m sure it’s that.

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Paragon Lost

I’m gonna say mobile. I have no interest in anything mobile of course to be quite blunt for the first time in 10 years I don’t have anything Funcom installed and have no plans to do so ever again.

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johnwillo

My bet will be something that will leverage existing resources from an existing FunCom game. They seem to be trying to do everything on the cheap, these days. I understand why, but it keeps my expectations for new games low.

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rafael12104

I hate to be that guy but:

They might go mobile! Conan Exiles the Card game! A MMOCRPG or whatever you guys are calling it these days.

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Rheem Octuris

Welp, I guess the chances of it being Anarchy Online 2 are slim to none.

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Armsman

Can’t be an MMO as acording to Funcom the MMO game genre is dead and profitless.

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A Dad Supreme

It won’t be a MMO, a real one at least, because that takes years of development and loads of cash.

I don’t think they have the funds to do that based on their financial situation over the last couple of years.

So that means it has to be something that’s:

-dirt cheap to make vs an MMO,
-something that’s fast/easy to develop to release,
-something that has a potential to sell lockboxes/crap, and
-something that people will already be familiar with and proven profitable as to justify making it (or at least pitching it to the boss).
-something with cheap long term maintenance/cheap content production costs

Not many things that fit that bill so it’s not really a mystery what this will be.

Most Obviously Battle Arena.

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Melissa McDonald

it’s The Secret Conan Exiles Worlds of Survival.