Funcom lays off The Secret World’s lead designer, along with most of the Oslo office

The Secret World

By on September 12, 2012 at 9:27 am

The lead designer on The Secret World, Martin Bruusgaard, took to Twitter with his news to claim that both he and the majority of the lead development studio in Oslo had been laid off by Funcom.

“The Oslo office got hit much much harder,” he wrote, before adding that: “I get it tho, it’s a very expensive office. Cheaper to hire someone abroad.”

Despite this, Bruusgaard remains upbeat about the future of the game. “Rest assured that TSW is in good hands,” he wrote. “We have some awesome people working on it, and it’s going full speed ahead!”

Funcom announced a round of “cost-adjustment initiatives” back in August, one of which was apparently laying off up to half of Funcom’s global staff. Which is a pity, because we thought The Secret World was really quite good.

Source: Develop

4 comments (Leave your own)

Wow, dude has a good attitude about it. Most people would cry foul, start bitching about funcom and line up to sue. I’m glad he’s happy with the direction the game is going in :)

 
James Pinnell

I forsee a sad, slow death if the game doesn’t end up F2P.

 

The thing about Funcom is they have a knack for keeping old MMOs alive and profitable. Both Anarchy Online and Age of Conan have positive cash flows.

So I’m not really concerned about The Secret World. It’s still a lot of fun and I know it’ll be around for a long time.

 

ruh-roh

 
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