Funcom is preparing to engage in a massive restructure that will see the company's focus shift from producing large-scale MMOs, such as The Secret World, to "smaller, more high quality online games." Funcom's offices in Raleigh, North Carolina, will absorb more responsibility – specifically, it will be responsible for maintaining and growing the communities of the developer's three shipped MMOs: The Secret World, Anarchy Online, and Age of Conan.

Part of the restructuring includes shuttering Funcom's Beijing studio – the chief entity responsible for art and animation in The Secret World – at an unspecified time in 2013. Funcom's Montreal studio will see layoffs in the plan; those who retain their positions and don't relocate to Raleigh will continue to work on unannounced projects for mobile devices and tablets, as well as maintaining the company's Dreamworld technology platform.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.