Earlier this week we reported that Funcom are currently undergoing restructuring which means staff were let go. The whole process has now delayed the second content update, or issue #2 “Digging Deeper”, for The Secret World by a few weeks until 11 September instead of this month.
Funcom issued the following statement informing players of the news:
As you may know, this week has been a challenging one for everyone at Funcom. We initiated a process of reducing costs after the launch of The Secret World and this has naturally affected the production schedule as we work on readjusting the team and our internal development processes. As such, we have hd to give ourselves a little more time to wrap up Issue #2 and the new release date for this update is September 11th, 2012.
We appreciate your understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience. We are definitely eager to get this update out the door so that you guys can finally get your hands on that awesome rocket launcher! We will also continue to push out regular content like announced before. This small delay is merely due to the re-organization and assessment of processes that has been initiated. We are working hard to get back on track as soon as possible.
We certainly hope that Funcom can get over this “restructuring period” and keep the content flowing, it would be real shame to see the recently launched MMO suffer so quickly after launch.