Fans of the two previous games in Funcom's The Longest Journey adventure games have some reason to celebrate today. Today, Funcom has announced that the lead creator of those games is working on a third entry in the series, Dreamfall Chapters.
Funcom's press release announced that Ragnar Tørnquist, who left Funcom earlier this year after the launch of his MMO game The Secret World, has helped to form a new studio, Red Thread Games, and will develop Dreamfall Chapters under a licensing agreement with Funcom.
The press release adds:
Red Thread Games will independently fund and produce the sequel to 'Dreamfall', 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.
Tørnquist will still be an adviser (his actual title is Creative Director) of The Secret World while still working at Dreamfall Chapters at the new Red Thread Games. More information on this new game will be revealed later.
Source: Funcom press release | Image via Funcom