Game Director Fia Tjernberg
begins her monthly development update
for Anarchy Online
on a somber note, saying that the layoffs at Funcom
have put a hold on the team's growth and a number of planned projects, such as the improved character creation system.
Tjernberg did transition into a more upbeat tone as she emphasized that the team is still progressing with the graphical update: "Our Dreamworld engine upgrade is still one of our top priorities! We believe this is an important step in evolving AO
and building for the future, and as this work is done in parallel to the rest of our commitments, we do not have to delay any other content because of this!"
Other topics of the letter include a report from AO-Con, improvements to seasonal content, testing the new player experience, strengthening the community, and discussions revolving around the game's PvP.