That's rather interesting change. Something that bothers me... as i understood it, AO has *really* old codebase and the ones who have been doing the development so far have been kinda specialists/learned the stuff the hard way. With one shared team now doing the development, how exactly are they going to know what to do with AO? Or is it more like current AO team getting migrated to the new one, possibly getting some help from the others when possible?
I very much hope most of the current AO team stays, this is such a special game dinosaur that having completely new people suddenly in charge might alienate the playerbase badly.