Funcom has announced that Dreamfall Chapters, the long-rumored next sequel in the acclaimed The Longest Journey PC adventure series, has entered pre-production.
The next installment in the franchise will be developed by new studio Red Thread Games, which has licensed the IP from Funcom and is being headed by none other than The Longest Journey’s creator, Ragnar Tørnquist.
Dreamfall Chapters will be independently funded and produced.
“I’m very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the ‘The Longest Journey’ saga,” said Tørnquist. “Ever since we ended ‘Dreamfall’ on a nail-biting cliffhanger, players have been rightfully demanding a sequel, and my deal with Funcom will finally make that possible.
“I’m extremely grateful to Funcom for this unique and exciting opportunity, and I can’t wait to dive back into the universe I helped create more than a decade ago, and continue the story players have been waiting for these past six years.”
Further details about the game or its potential release date were not provided, but Funcom says to expect more info on the sequel “in the coming months.”