The MMO market is tough

[From Destructoid] Funcom's CFO resigns, $23m loss for Q4. Billed as a significant new competitor for World of Warcraft, AoC saw server consolidation from 48 to 17 seven months after launching, which is never a sign one wants to see. As a developer for Lord of the Rings Online, any game that expands the market is a boon to us all, and it's disappointing news coming out of Norway.

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