Funcom Acquires Conan the Barbarian IP; New Game in Development

Funcom announces it will continue to create games based on Conan the Barbarian, saying it has acquired full control of the rights to the character along with dozens of other intellectual properties. This is part of the purchase of Cabinet Group, home to Conan, Mutant Year Zero, Solomon Kane, and other IPs. Word is at least one unannounced project pertaining to this news is already in development:
Cabinet Group’s entire portfolio will be incorporated into the IP studio and Funcom subsidiary Heroic Signatures. Funcom CEO Rui Casais said he has high ambitions for the IPs and noted at least one unannounced project is already in development.

“We are currently overseeing the development of an unannounced game which will combine many of the characters in the Robert E. Howard universe,” said Casais. “And if you combine Funcom’s knowledge of games with Heroic Signatures’ knowledge of the TV/entertainment, publishing, and licensing industries, it makes us perfectly placed to take this venture to the next level. It’s exciting times ahead for us and for fans of the IPs.”