'Cost adjustments' take effect after poor showing for MMO

Secret World dev enacts layoffs

Funcom has confirmed a number of layoffs at the Norwegian studio behind newly launched MMO The Secret World.

The company had previously announced "cost adjustment initiatives as part of a report issued August 10th admitting the game had not performed as expected.

"As we announced in the stock notice that went out on August 10th, Funcom is in the process of reducing operational costs and this process includes temporary layoffs as well as other initiatives," the company told Polygon.

"As we are currently in the middle of this process we can not provide any further comment at the present time. Rest assured however that we have long-term plans for the company and that we remain fully committed to all of our games."

Funcom has placed blame for the relatively poor sales of The Secret World on a poor metacritic rating.

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