The Secret World developer Funcom is at last returning to the Dreamfall narrative that started in 2006's Dreamfall: The Longest Journey. Sort of. A posting on the developer's website (via NeoGAF) reveals that production is officially underway on Dreamfall: Chapters, with new studio Red Thread Games handling the heavy lifting.
Don't stress though, Dreamfall fans. Red Thread was founded by Ragnar Tørnquist, creator of The Longest Journey. The new studio licensed the rights to the series from Funcom and Tørnquist will head up development on Dreamfall: Chapter while also staying on at Funcom in an "advisory role" on The Secret World.
Tørnquist had this to say in a prepared statement:
“I'm very excited to finally have the opportunity to continue the 'The Longest Journey' saga. 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."
Expect more details to emerge on the game in the coming months.