The Daily Grind: What’s Funcom’s secret project?

    
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When Funcom‘s Joel Bylos casually announced this week that he was moving on from his role as game director of The Secret World to a “new initiative within the company,” I got worried, especially once it became clear that he also wasn’t being directly replaced. But when he told Age of Conan players that he’d “been asked to work on something that is super exciting and totally not something [he is] allowed to talk about,” my worry turned to curiosity.

I didn’t have the impression that Funcom was doing spectacularly well after its recent quarterly report, so it hadn’t occurred to me that the studio might be working on something shiny and new. Speculation that Anarchy Online 2 might be in the works is running rampant.

What do you think? What’s Funcom’s secret project?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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novidian
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novidian

Oyjord I’d gladly do $500 and I’m poor as shit. That game NEEDS to happen. More action based, instead of hit q and mash toolbar junk, though.

novidian
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novidian

VoySy 7BitBrian Kickstarter the shit out of it, then. Plenty of people would back it, I know I would generously.

thaiger
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thaiger

…something to do with VR.

Brochim
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Brochim

With windows tablets on the rise I’d of thought a tablet port of AO 1 would work well

ddocentral
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ddocentral

I’m hoping for an Anarchy Online 2 but it is probably something more along the lines of Strawberry Shortcake Online or a superhero MOBA.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

Tamanous Cyroselle I’d be totally up for either :)

Tamanous
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Tamanous

Cyroselle

Only long standing rumor i’ve heard was the graphic engine update. Hell there were even videos of it and it sure looked nice. I wonder if they simply decided to go ahead and redo the entire game instead sort of like Darkfall did.

Morreion
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Morreion

I’d love to see AO 2, but I’m guessing it’ll be something more bottom-line friendly…like a MOBA.

EpicViking
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EpicViking

IF the reason AO haven’t gotten its grapichal upgrade yes is because they are doing a whole new game instead, ill take it! Anything to get back into AO. :)

RichandChizPaterson
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RichandChizPaterson

omgz i play 12 hours a day of AO 1…. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE AO 2 with uber ific graphics upgrads!