Ragnar Tørnquist's Dreamfall Chapters was first announced in 2007, and finally in 2012 it's ready to begin pre-production... Yep, that's just about right for a new Longest Journey schedule!
We waited seven years for Dreamfall, so what's another five for the first concrete word of the next installment? Somewhat surprisingly, the big news is that the game has now changed developer hands. Instead of being made in-house by Funcom, production of the game will be handled by Red Thread Games, a new studio founded by Tørnquist.
According to today's press release, Funcom continues to own the intellectual property rights to the Longest Journey universe, which have have been licensed to Red Thread Games to "independently fund and produce the sequel to Dreamfall". As Tørnquist revealed on his Twitter account, part of the pre-production funding ($175,000) will come from the Norwegian Film Institute.
There are still no firm story, gameplay, or release date details available at this point, but the game will be a single-player adventure for PC and Mac, and with Dreamfall Chapters now back firmly on the radar, we'll be keeping a close eye on its development in the coming months.