We heard back late last night from Funcom regarding its being raided by the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime. Here is what we were told via e-mail:




Yesterday, the company received a visit from Økokrim (the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime) who is conducting an investigation on the suspicion of infringement of the provisions of the Securities Trading Act with regards to financial information given to the market surrounding the launch of The Secret World. Funcom is of course fully cooperating with Økokrim and the company is providing them with all necessary information to make sure the situation can be clarified and resolved as soon as possible.

Production on all Funcom games continues as normal, and the company remains fully committed to games in development as well as the continued operation and updating of existing live games. Yesterday’s events is not expected to have any impact on the company’s continued operation or the development on future releases. Funcom’s key priorities are the development of the upcoming LEGO® Minifigures Online, as well as supporting and expanding on the live games Age of Conan, The Secret World and Anarchy Online with new and exciting content. In terms of The Secret World, developers are currently in the process of finalizing its ninth content update, which will send players on a grand adventure through Tokyo, and Funcom will be releasing new information and screenshots from this update soon.

Please also note that trading in the company stock was only suspended temporarily yesterday, and trading was back to normal shortly thereafter. We were also happy to see that the way we handled the communication to the market after the events was well received, and the stock climbed throughout today.

So for the most part, it sounds like “business as usual” for Funcom, which is good news for the company and all of its fans. Here’s hoping that the legal proceedings are as quick as painless as can be.

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  1. Merkadis on January 31, 2014

    Or they simply covering their asses so that the players don’t stop investing. hohoho~

  2. ZED_pt on January 31, 2014

    Bloodlines is a great game ruined by a shitty community…
    It was advertised when it came out,at least to people that follow a site related to MMO´s in a daily base.
    Was ruined because most players at start where from Scandinavia.They are mostly awesome players that think all the others should be as awesome as them.
    I played it since it come out to public and i was good at it,left the game tired of seeing good/normal players having a really negative attitude towards noobs.Now imagine how the noobs felt like.

    • Hoopy. on February 4, 2014

      Are you really suggesting that ALL Scandinavian players have a negative attitude against new players, and that this took place in a game just released?

      • Eavening on March 6, 2014

        Claiming that “ALL” Scandinavian thing is kinda retarded a bit, he did said “most players” if you read carefully and not be so sensitive for misunderstanding.

        • Hoopy on June 12, 2014

          What he said was “Most players were from Scandinavia”. Insinuating that all the players from Scandinavia had a bad attitude. MY main point anyway was that the game was just released, so they would all have been new players and that his statement made no sense as well as being generalization, which is never a good thing when talking about people.

  3. Mounted on January 31, 2014

    Mounted son

  4. Aldys on January 31, 2014

    Funcom is shit publisher anyway… For an instance take Bloodline Champions. Have you seen any adverts of it ? Do you even know a game ? Funcom is just bunch of greedy people…

  5. imphoteb on January 31, 2014

    well sucks to be them..idk…

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