The Secret World
developer Funcom is in trouble with the Norwegian authorities this morning, on suspicion of breaking Norwegian stock market law.
Funcom has been in financial trouble in recent times. It was forced to lay off employees
and close down studios
following poor sales of its large-scale MMO The Secret World
Now the Oslo Stock Exchange has confirmed that
the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime -- or Okokrim for short -- is challenging the financial information that Funcom gave regarding The Secret World
revenues from August 2011 until the launch of the game in July 2012, plus the two months following the launch.
Okokrim also claims that Funcom has not maintained the required financial information within the company that is needed for the Oslo Stock Exchange. It says Funcom co-operating with the authorities.
Gamasutra has endeavored to get in contact with Funcom regarding these reports. Funcom is due to release a statement regarding the news soon.