It’s been a pretty low week in the games industry, so it’s like a breath of fresh air to being able to report to you that Funcom are expanding, and beginning to look to start some rather interesting new projects.
Yes, that’s right, seemingly in dire straits a couple years back, Funcom are now in the position to expand, and they have more than 40 new job positions to fill in both its Oslo, Norway studio and its North Carolina studio. Celebrating 25 years in the industry in 2018, this is the perfect timing for them. If you’re interested, hop on over to Funcom’s jobs page for more information and the positions available.
What does this mean for us gamers? Well, we already know that Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden will release December 4th this year, published by Funcom and that one’s looking pretty darn interesting. We also know that Funcom themselves are starting to work on developing a few new projects for PC and console systems following the success of Conan Exiles, including a co-op multiplayer game and a new singleplayer Conan game. These seem to be very early days at this point, they’re looking for people to fill the positions of Producer, Senior Designer, Lead Programmer, QA Lead, and all sorts, but it’s certainly interesting!
It’s seriously a delight to see a studio that we were genuinely concerned for just a short time ago pull themselves back from the brink and be able to expand like this, and we are eager to see what is next for Funcom! Especially that singleplayer Conan game… if done right, that is something that could be really, really awesome. If you’re a developer looking for something new, get on that!
Source: Press Release