Red Thread Games has licensed the rights to 'The Longest Journey' universe from Funcom, and Mr. Tørnquist, who recently stepped down as Game Director on Funcom's MMO The Secret World, will spearhead development of Dreamfall Chapters, while continuing in an advisory role as Creative Director on Funcom’s recently launched modern-day massively multiplayer online game.
Red Thread Games will independently fund and produce the sequel to 'Dreamfall', which was originally announced in 2007, and has entered into a revenue sharing agreement with Funcom as part of the licensing deal. Funcom owns the intellectual property rights for 'The Longest Journey', but due to the company’s focus on and commitment to the development of online games, the decision was made to license the rights to Mr. Tørnquist and his new development studio. The close working relationship between Funcom and Mr. Tørnquist will allow him to continue on as Creative Director of Funcom’s ‘The Secret World’, in parallel with putting together a team to develop 'Dreamfall Chapters'.
“I'm very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the 'The Longest Journey' saga,” says Ragnar Tørnquist. “Ever since we ended 'Dreamfall' on a nail-biting cliffhanger, players have been rightfully demanding a sequel, and my deal with Funcom will finally make that possible. I'm extremely grateful to Funcom for this unique and exciting opportunity, and I can't wait to dive back into the universe I helped create more than a decade ago, and continue the story players have been waiting for these past six years."
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