Funcom CEO Resigns

A day before the launch of Funcom’s massively multiplayer online role-playing game The Secret World, Trond Arne Aas resigns from his role as chief executive officer.

Aas remains with the Swedish developer, responsible for Anarchy Online and Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, as strategic advisor to the board of directors, as well as chief strategy officer.

“The Company’s financial position is strong and the foundation of the Company’s long-term product and technology strategy is in place,” Aas said. “It feels like a very natural point in time for me to make the transition to a new and freer role in the company, but I will remain committed to the Company both as a major shareholder and as an employee.”

Aas will be working with the recently announced MMO based on the LEGO Minifigure franchise.

The company’s Chief Operating Officer Ole Schreiner will replace Aas as CEO.

The Secret World launches tomorrow on PC.

Source: Funcom

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