Funcom acquires full rights to ‘Conan the Barbarian’
Conan Exiles Developer Funcom is working on a brand new conan game after acquiring full rights to the Conan the Barbarian franchise.
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The Norwegian developer has announced the acquisition of Cabinet Group, along with access to its full range of intellectual property, including Conan the Barbarian, Mutant Year Zero and Solomon Kane.
like a part AnnouncementFuncom revealed that it is “currently overseeing an unannounced development”. [Conan] Game that will combine multiple characters in the Robert E. Howard universe.
Cabinet Group’s entire portfolio of pop culture IPs will be incorporated into Heroic Signatures, a subsidiary of Funcom.
Rui Kasias, Funcom’s CEO, said, “If you combine Funcom’s game knowledge with the heroic signature knowledge of the TV/entertainment, publishing and licensing industries, it’s a perfect fit for us to take this venture to the next level.” prepares from.” “It’s an exciting time for us and for the fans of IP.”
Importantly, the co-founder and CEO of Cabinet Group, Friedrich Malmberg, will remain as chairman of Heroic Signature.
“We took over the Cabinet Group as an independent studio, but to achieve further growth, we needed large financial investments and infrastructure,” he said.
Malmberg is personally responsible for reviving the ‘Conan’ franchise – using high value licensing deals with Penguin Random House, Panini, Titan Books and Monolith as well as Funcom to broaden the reach of these pop culture icons Doing.
Marvel Entertainment is currently publishing a weekly Conan the Barbarian comic book while a live-action conan The TV series Ion the Works is on Netflix.
“The entertainment industry is becoming increasingly more ‘technical,'” Malmberg said. “We have seen great examples of how sports have incorporated IP in innovative ways to reach viewership that has exceeded previous levels. What fortnite For example, as done with The Avengers, or live in-game concerts can have an impact on awareness. We look forward to sitting down with other entertainment companies who share our vision and look forward to participating in the exciting journey ahead of us.
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