Longtime Funcom watchers and MMORPG veterans already knew that Funcom was working on multiple games as part of its Conan franchise push, but some Conan Exiles players newly come to the studio’s games were hearing the news for the first time following Funcom’s quarterly financial report last week, leading to confusion and panic.
“We’re planning another Conan game, but full production won’t start until after Conan Exiles,” Funcom reassured followers on Twitter. “Our plans are to continue supporting Conan Exiles after launch, but first we need to concentrate on having the best launch possible. Exiles is set for full launch in Q1, 2018. We will make sure it is good and ready before we do anything else.”
“We have an additional six months of Early Access, and no resources will be pulled from Conan Exiles until it’s finished,” the company confirmed, repeating the messages in multiple replies.
The new game, by the by, is an untitled tactical turn-based strategy title initially launching on the PC and built in collaboration with Bearded Dragons. That’s in addition to the fresh Conan game set for next year and possible future Secret World spinoffs.
MMO players will also recall that Funcom also once built MMORPGs; as resources within the company were shifted around, Anarchy Online and Age of Conan were unceremoniously put into de facto maintenance mode earlier this year, along with original flavor The Secret World, which was demoted in favor of the Secret World Legends reboot.
But recall also that Conan Exiles helped propel Funcom’s finances to their biggest half year ever, so there’s little reason to suspect doom.
To clarify: We're planning another Conan game, but full production won't start until after Conan Exiles.https://t.co/3RQhKFLWSJ
— CONAN EXILES (@ConanExiles) September 4, 2017