If you were the CEO of a major MMO developer and your studio had just finished a major game project, what would you do to celebrate? Buy some drinks? Throw a party? Resign from your position and step into a new advisory role? Apparently Funcom
's former CEO Trond Arne Aas opted for the last one
, as he has officially ceded the CEO post to former COO Ole Schreiner
on the same day that The Secret World
Aas himself is remaining with the company as a chief strategy officer, working on the company's newly announced LEGO game as well as undisclosed other projects. His direct statements indicated that he feels the company is in a solid position on all fronts, meaning that now is the perfect time for him to step into a freer advisory position while still remaining involved with the future of Funcom. It's a surprising move
, but we hope it's one that will benefit both Aas and Schreiner in the long run.