Martin Bruusgaard, lead designer on the Secret World, has gone on Twitter to say that he is one of those recently laid off by Funcom.
The Secret World has been having a bad time of it of late. Following its launch to wide critical success, the poor subscriber numbers led to lay offs of as many as half of the company's staff. This in turn caused a delay in the game's update cycle disappointing fans. Now, Develop have reported that Martin Bruusgaard tweeted “Got put on forced leave along with most of our Oslo Office, a week ago.” He suggested that it was "cheaper to hire someone abroad.”