Funcom, the Norwegian developer behind The Secret World and Age of Conan, is now open to acquisition. The company is looking to sell, and the action comes just weeks after reporting poor sales of their latest game: Lego Minifigures Online.
The company is working with an investment bank to investigate their options, which could be finding “interested parties for discussions surrounding a possible investment, acquisition, merger, or any other available options.”
If a buyout is impossible, other options Funcom could potentially investigate is the sale of assets such as IPs and code, or filing for bankruptcy.
Funcom previously had to borrow $1.6million to finish work on Lego Minifigures Online, demonstrating the unfortunate position of the business. The Beijing and Montreal offices have also been closed in recent years.