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Secret World gets “significant delay” as Funcom drops 20% of staff

Tuesday, 29th September 2009 12:38 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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Age of Conan dev Funcom is to drop 20 percent of its workforce, according to E24, resulting in a “significant delay” to upcoming MMO The Secret World.

The game had never been officially dated, but was expected in 2010.

The company employs around 300 staff, so 60 jobs look set to go.

Funcom’s currently in the process of relocating to Quebec and it’s debatable legal games-related tax breaks. It lost $34 million last year.

Thanks, GI and EG.

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11 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    Oh dear, PC devs losing serious money. BDH must be in tears.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Grimrita

    not really. Blizzard are doing just fine from pc development alone. Conan is a poor product, released in a very competitive market and shortly before WAR came out – it didnt stand much of a chance tbh as clearly Eidos pushed out early

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Gekidami

    Blizzard are, EA make a decent amount off the Sims to. Every other dev on the otherhand is another story…
    And anyway, i was talking about Funcom, not the whole industry.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. blackdreamhunk

    pc gaming is doing hot in this recssion. Funcom is known for their products.Unlike console gaming by the way I have 2 new links on console gaming.

    http://www.endsights.com/2009/09/28/sports-interactive-expresses-concern-over-console-sales/

    http://www.develop-online.net/news/32919/360-and-PS3-not-completely-mass-market

    I really hope that funcom does not glorify the templers,illumanti and the dragons. Those groups are all evil and satanic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MPZtVwCIeE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2-wvUgHaA4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XpRAjJtIc2M

    the even the vatican maybe evil and is santic
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa73hEYHS6g&feature=related

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toBOML5W4uQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofpa6npXQoY&feature=related

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    lol!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. SticKboy

    Get behind me, Satin!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. rrod360lol

    So bdh is David Icke ? It all makes sense now…

    [link for the non-brits]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Icke

    #7 5 years ago
  8. blackdreamhunk

    here is one more link

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sP9epoUDFqM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdiG4OC48LY&feature=rec-r2

    #8 5 years ago
  9. SticKboy

    BDH – how old *are* you?

    #9 5 years ago
  10. blackdreamhunk

    who is the antichrist

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jEf7INTzy4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McgNXtz-j5g

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnq5cQMiAB8

    the last pope
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8kCYk1LgSA

    world goverment on the move or should I say nwo
    news.yahoo.com/s/mcclatchy/20090908/pl_mcclatchy/3307834

    the 1 world reglion is now here and on the move
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=keiU9WiyPJE

    I am doing some reach on the 1 world reglion but I know it’s growing movement.

    oh isreal now has 4 red heifers

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QuUtjW396xU

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfnheQjsHhU

    EUPHRATES RIVER DRYING UP

    http://flashtrafficblog.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/euphrates-river-drying-up-new-york-times-notes-prophetic-implications/

    #10 5 years ago
  11. SticKboy

    That’s all very nice – but you didn’t answer my question ;_;

    #11 5 years ago

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