The Secret World’s fan base received some less-than happy news yesterday as the game’s lead designer Martin Bruusgaard announced that he is no longer with Funcom. Well… It was less than a formal announcement than a reply to a follower on Twitter. But the impact is definitely the same.
While we all logically know that any MMO is created by a large group of people, some people definitely become the faces of the game and many TSW fans thought of Martin as one part of a three-man dream team consisting of himself, Creative Director Ragnar Tornquist, and Lead Content Designer Joel Bylos.
It’s never cool to break up a dream team. And, Martin being let go from the company shows just how far up the ladder the cuts Funcom announced a bit back are going.
There is good news, however. Bruusgaard has already found work elsewhere with a company based in Oslo. I’m glad that he managed to find gainful employment so quickly and hope the others who are laid off have just as much luck.