So far Ragnar Tørnquist (that we recently interviewed here) covered multiple roles in The Secret World, figuring as both Creative Director and Senior Producer.
Today he announced to the game’s community that he’s stepping back from the role of Senior Producer and he’s going to be replaced by Scott Junior.
Former Lead Content Designer Joel Bylos (that was also Lead Designer for Age of Conan‘s honestly fantastic expansion Raise of the Godslayer) will also step up as the new Game Director.
Luckily Ragnar Tørnquist isn’t leaving the game for good, as he will retain his position as Creative Director. He also mentioned that Issue #3 “The Cat God” is “just around the corner”, and issue #4 is “well underway and on schedule”, since the team managed in “smoothing out the speed bumps and getting to grips with an ambitious content release schedule.”
Issue #4 will be set in New York and will include the game’s first raid.
Joel Bylos commented:
Being given the opportunity to lead the game into a bold, new future is definitely a dream come true for me. I am very proud of what we as a team have created with ‘The Secret World’, and it is truly a brilliant canvas that will allow us to create more groundbreaking MMO experiences for many years to come. ‘The Secret World’ is only really getting started, and with a game world that draws upon our own,real world, there is no limit to what sort of amazing stories we can tell and fantastic locations we can visit in the upcoming content updates.
Ragnar Tørnquist himself added:
Joel and I have worked together for many years, and I cannot think of anyone more suited to maintain the vision and lead the game going forward than him. I look forward to continue working with Joel on bringing the game forward through many, exciting post-launch updates, and I especially look forward to spending more time expanding on what I truly enjoy the most about ‘The Secret World’: the story, characters and the setting itself.