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Funcom wants to make smaller online games

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Funcom wants to make smaller games that require shorter development times and less upfront investments after that not so amazing launch of The Secret World, having to delay the game’s DLC following lay offs at their studios.

The company has said that they’d like to create more focussed gameplay and player driven games resembling the likes of League of Legends, World of Tanks and Minecraft. They’ll be starting off with their upcoming free-to-play title based on LEGO’s Minifigures toys. Quite the big leap from monsters and zombies to kid friendly lego’s. The project is said to have a development time of 18 months. After working over a decade on one game, I’d also want to stick to shorter development times.

Funcom intends to continue development on The Secret World and launch a bunch of initiatives to convince gamers to play the game as well as changing or fixing issues reviewers had with it. 

Now I don’t know about you guys, but if Funcom made The Secret World LEGO Edition instead of a LEGO Minifigures MMO, I’d spend half my life killing lego zombies.


Last Updated: August 30, 2012

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