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.
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.