NEWS - Monday, August 6, 2001


No console games from FunCom

FunCom has said that they will not develop games for any console system due to the fact that they focusing all of their energy towards "Anarchy Online." Just feast your eyes on this press release.
International online games developer and publisher Funcom today announced that the company has sharpened its focus with online gaming and has moved out of development for the Xbox video game system.

With the initial success of Anarchy Online, a massively multi-player online PC game released in North America and the Nordic countries last month, Funcom sees great opportunities in the emerging online market. Funcom now wants to focus exclusively on development and publishing of massively multiplayer online PC games as well as games for mobile phones.

"Moving out of console development was a strategic decision that makes Funcom more focused as a company," says Funcom president Andre Backen. "Funcom has worked extremely hard to establish itself in the massively multi-player online market, and this is where we have our strength," he continues.

Funcom today is well positioned in the online gaming market by developing, publishing, supporting and hosting their own massively multi-player online games. At this time Funcom feels that the current and upcoming console game platforms are not compatible with this long-term strategy. As a result, Funcom regrets to announce the decision to close the company's Dublin office during the next two months. Since 1996, all console development for Funcom has been conducted from this office, with the most recent project being Jet Sprint, a jet sprint boat racing game for the Xbox platform. The company will be hiring more staff to compliment Funcom's offices in Switzerland, Norway, and the United States, since these offices are directly involved in Anarchy Online and other upcoming online games such as Midgard.


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