The Secret World developer Funcom has confirmed its in the process of laying off staff.
A statement from the company says that the staff cuts - reported to affect approximately half of its global workforce - comes as part of an effort to reduce operational costs.
"As we announced in the stock notice that went out on August 10th, Funcom is in the process of reducing operational costs and this process includes temporary layoffs as well as other initiatives," a rep confirmed in a statement to Polygon.
"As we are currently in the middle of this process we can not provide any further comment at the present time. Rest assured however that we have long-term plans for the company and that we remain fully committed to all of our games."