Funcom CEO steps down as The Secret World launches

This is an odd one; Funcom’s Trond Arne Aas has stepped down from his position of CEO… on the eve of The Secret World‘s launch.

Former COO Ole Schreiner has taken his position.

The timing is somewhat peculiar then, though Aas isn’t stepping away from the developer. He’ll now be strategic advisor to the board of directors as well as chief strategy officer at the company, and will be working on the just-announced LEGO MMO.

“The company’s financial position is strong and the foundation of the company’s long-term product and technology strategy is in place,” Aas says. “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.”

The Secret World launched today, catch the launch trailer below: