Man, just a couple of years ago, there was serious concern that Funcom wouldn’t make it another quarter, and now here we are in Q3 2018, when Funcom has performed even better than 2017 already thanks to the “strong post launch performance of Conan Exiles and [the] successful Japan launch.” Indeed, Funcom’s investor presentation proudly proclaims it is “debt free from 4 October 2018” with the “last part of [its] convertible bond converted” on that date.
MMORPG fans will be glad to see mention of not just Conan Exiles and Secret World Legends but also Age of Conan and Anarchy Online, which were given a small trickle of love this year after originally being placed into de facto maintenance mode.
But of course, while Funcom is touting its “back catalogue” for its “baseline cash contribution” and “community,” its ambitions are more broad. In addition to the pair of new Conan games and the single-player Mutant Year Zero title we knew Funcom was already working on, the presentation today mentions three additional games: One with a “Funcom IP” for next Halloween, one in “full production” with the Heroic Signatures IP (we’ve previously noted it’s expected to be a multiplatform cooperative online shooter), and the third? Well, that one might be something to get excited about: It’s listed as a multiplatform open-world multi-player title still in the pre-production phase out of the Oslo studio.