Funcom releases second quarter financials and announces The Park

We could quote a lot of numbers from Funcom’s second quarter financial report, but let’s be honest here: They’re just confirming what we already know. There are three non-numerical takeaways from the report, the first being confirmation that LEGO Minifigures Online underperformed significantly and will have its investments reduced. Second, some of Funcom‘s existing investors are deferring the company’s debts in light of its current situation. Third, and most importantly, the company is shifting gear to developing faster experimental games with a more aggressive release schedule.

The first of those games, The Park, is slated for release this October and should look familiar to fans of The Secret World even without all of the teasing director Joel Bylos had done regarding the previously unannounced title. The game is a single-player spinoff horror game centered around an amusement park that features prominently in the MMO, so if you wanted to have a short and directed horror experience outside of the online space, you’ve got something to look forward to. Check out the trailer just below.

Source: Financial report, Official Site; thanks to Wildabyss, Zen Dadaist, and Vikestart for the tip!
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SteinarB
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SteinarB

I’ve said all along that Funcom has a potential single player game goldmine the Secret World setting.  It’s such a fun and different setting from som many other games today that the fact that they’ve only used it for an MMO is really surprising to me.

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Wohnwagen

TSW and Age of Conan are the best games in my gaming life. I not regret one minute invested in them. Very tallented people at Funcom I would love to see them make more money they deserve it!

Nordavind
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Nordavind

That’s the reason :p

Kaaz
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Kaaz

confectionally but the black house is amazing! ^^

Kaaz
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Kaaz

Kaiser Sosey i concur! i want to see the Fear Nothing Foundation in the middle of the creepiness and doom (well, when everyone is alive)

thegirlwiththehair
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thegirlwiththehair

agemyth

If Ragnar and his buddy Martin weren’t the two who made all the calls that doomed TSW (like the horrid combat system), I could get excited.

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

Kaiser Sosey Yes please! TSW IP has so much potential for amazing stand alone games.

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

Yangers Honestly as long as they don’t majorly fuck it up it will sell well. Look at all the indie horror games on steam, Horror games sell like hot cakes.

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

confectionally Oh my fucking god, the Black House.. I forgot about that place. I need to play TSW again.

KirkSteadman
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KirkSteadman

Silverbourne That was quite possibly the best thing I have read all day.