The Secret World: Developer’s Future Looking Up, Thanks to New Game
Things are looking up for Funcom. This is revealed through a report from Views and News from Norway. The website reveals that the developer behind video games such as Age of Conan, Anarchy Online and The Secret World has managed to reach the top of the Oslo stock exchange last year. Funcom’s share price even rose by 227%. With numbers like that to back up the assessment, we can see that the developer really is headed the right path.
What is helping Funcom do extremely well? According to the report, Age of Conan has sold well and still generates income for Funcom. However, it has also been revealed through the report that it is actually the hype surrounding The Secret World that is fueling most of Funcom’s good vibes. Funcom’s head Trond Arne Aas says that testers and journalists alike have been sending “very good feedback” to the development firm regarding The Secret World. This great reception for the game is a relief to Funcom because the company had to suffer a third quarter loss even though it has increased the price of its shares. Aas explains what is going on: “We’re investing heavily in The Secret World now, therefore the loss. But we’re hoping for major income after the launch in April.”
If people are really buzzing about Funcom’s The Secret World then the investment may turn out to be wise move despite the fact that it can weigh down the company a bit for now. We are hoping the best for the game and the developer. We also want to have a look at this game that could make Funcom’s rise steadier.