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

        
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    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

    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.