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The Secret World sees 400% increase in 'activity levels'


70,000+ units sold in the month following the new business model
Jan 10
 
Taking The Secret World from a subscription-based game to the "buy-to-play" model has done quite well for Funcom. The company has called this re-launch a success, announcing that "Activity levels in the game have increased by...




The Secret World scraps subscription fees


Another MMO skirts on the freemium line
Dec 12
 
The Secret World has become the latest MMO to learn that, if it ain't Warcraft, it ain't getting away with charging subscription fees. Mandatory fees have been dropped from Funcom's ailing game, though other areas of monetiza...




The Secret World gets a chunky update


Plus, tentacles in New York
Nov 14
 
After four months, The Secret World finally gets its first raid, along with new missions and features in the largest update so far. It was this MMO's dearth of multiplayer opportunities that made me ditch it in fav...




Halloween comes early to The Secret World


Ghost cats for all!
Oct 18
 
Are you still playing The Secret World? Now would be a good time to log back in, as Funcom has pushed out some Halloween-centric content by way of the new update, Issue #3: The Cat God. It wouldn't be an MMO without nods to ...




Funcom has tools to make The Secret World free to play


Could also use a 'hybrid' model
Sep 17
 
Following the recent layoffs at Funcom, GamesIndustry caught up with CEO Ole Schreiner to talk about the subscription-based model The Secret World uses. He says that the game is profitable now that re-structuring has happened...




The Secret World lead game designer laid off


Sep 11
 
Funcom MMO The Secret World did not do as well as they had hoped it would, selling only 200,000 copies since its July launch. And now, as it usually goes, the layoffs happen.  A notable casualty is The Secret World's lea...




The Secret World sold only 200,000 copies since launch


Aug 29
 
Financials for Funcom for this last quarter show disappointing results for their newest, MMO The Secret World. The game sold only 200,000 copies since its June 29th launch, despite more than half a million players having sign...




Secret World's first content update announced


Jul 13
 
Set to go live July 31st, The Secret World's first content update, Unleashed, (referred to as Issue #1) has been revealed, with promises of more issues coming every month. This first round of content will contain se...




The Secret World 'Chronicle' profile and leaderboard tool


Jul 09
 
Funcom has launched a new profile and leader board service for new MMO The Secret World today called Chronicle. By logging in here players can view a complete record of their journey through the game, as well as character pro...




The Secret World launch trailer should be seen


Jul 03
 
If you've been keeping up with Funcom's newly released MMO The Secret World, you'll know exactly what to expect. But, for those that haven't, this new launch trailer shows just how vast and lovely this game's world is. Eithe...




Strange day for Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas to resign


Jul 02
 
Wow. One day before the launch of The Secret World, Funcom's latest MMO, CEO Trond Arne Aas resigns. Sounds scary, right? Actually, there's nothing wrong with the game (in fact, it's great) or the company (stock is up), thoug...




The Secret World early access begins today


Jun 29
 
Funcom sends word that the early access pre-launch period for upcoming MMO The Secret World begins today. The game's official launch goes down on July 3, but existing pre-order customers will get to get in early, starting rig...




Final beta weekend for The Secret World opens June 22


Jun 19
 
The fourth beta weekend for The Secret World will run from 9:00am Pacific on June 22 to 11:59pm Pacific on June 24. In addition to being the final event -- the full release of the MMO is set for July 3 -- this one is worth a ...




Delay: The Secret World to launch on July 3


May 25
 
The Secret World was supposed to launch in mid-June, but Funcom has pushed it back to July 3rd for market reasons. They say that this adjustment puts the launch date in a more positive window. Here's the real question: what w...




The Secret World talks combat and skills


May 18
 
As the time draws near for the release of The Secret World more information is coming out, like this video which details combat abilities and skills. At eight minutes this is quite the detailed video, but if you're curious a...




Friday marks the second beta weekend for The Secret World


May 15
 
The second beta weekend event for The Secret World is almost here. It'll run from Friday, May 18 at 9:00am Pacific to Sunday, May 20 at 11:59pm Pacific. Those of you who participated in the prior beta can continue to use your...




Not so secret: One million register for Secret World beta


May 10
 
Roughly 1/7000th of the people in the real world are currently registered and anticipating the beta events of The Secret World. This weekend will be the first beta event, open to everyone who pre-ordered the ga...




Secret World is now accepting your pre-orders


Apr 03
 
The Secret World launch date is steadily approaching, and to get ready for that, pre-orders have been announced. Should you choose to put down money for the game before it's release, you'll get a few things in return, the mos...




Preview: Reinventing the MMO with The Secret World


Mar 15
 
The MMO space has been steadily filling up since people realized just how much money Blizzard is actually making. Many have tried to break into that space, but most have failed. Funcom has a pretty consistent history of bring...




The Secret World: An unconventional, modern MMO


Feb 24
 
The Secret World is coming along quite nicely. We saw Funcom's unconventional modern day, classless, action driven MMO at their offices late last year, but I've had the pleasure of checking in on their progress last week.&nbs...




The Secret World launches June 19


Feb 21
 
One of the coolest MMO games I've played in a long time, The Secret World, finally has an official launch date: June 19, 2012. It was originally marked for an April launch, but Funcom says that they're wanting to put a bit mo...




Location trailer for The Secret World sets the spooky


Jan 26
 
I've found over the years that lots of MMORPGs release with a good artistic style while at the same time missing out on offering an engrossing atmosphere. Funcom's The Secret World is one that definitely takes an intere...




The Illuminati revealed in The Secret World


Jan 13
 
Earlier this week, Funcom teased the reveal of the Illuminati, one of the three playable factions in its upcoming MMORPG, The Secret World. Revealed as the manipulators and schemers in the shadows, the Illuminati look to be t...




Funcom shares the secrets of the Illuminati this week


Jan 09
 
It seems the gears of Funcom's PR machine are turning for it's next MMO project The Secret World. They have devoted this week to shedding some light on The Secret World's resident puppet-masters and occult-yuppies, the Illumi...




The Secret World's Scorched Desert looks brutal


Dec 07
 
Desert locations are always a bitch, but in upcoming MMO The Secret World it's going to be the biggest bitch. A new trailer shows off this location, which is set in Egypt. If the heat and the dudes with rocket launchers isn'...




Preview: First ever hands-on with The Secret World


Nov 21
 
To say that all MMOs these days are all the same is... well, it's just wrong. That's like saying that all fighting games or first-person shooters are the same. Not true, but with the current MMO market, you have to admit that...




The Secret World beta has over 500,000 registered users


Oct 25
 
In MMO land, the immenent release of Star Wars The Old Republic certainly casts a big shadow but that doesn't mean it's the only show in MMO town. Funcom's The Secret World is looking like it could provide something different...




New Secret World screenshots are not a secret


Oct 25
 
FunCom has released some more screenshots of The Secret World. There are some action shots of people kicking butt, and some still shots of people, who can probably kick butt, looking all serious and angry. It is also still po...




The Secret World dubs this Week of the Dragon


Oct 17
 
If you don't know what The Secret World is, you probably aren't a regular to this site, but rest assured, we have information. Funcom has just announced Week of the Dragon, which will be all about one of the three factions in...




New Dev diary from The Secret World


Oct 14
 
Even if you want to forget about The Secret World, EA and FunCom won't let you. In addition to multiple teaser trailers, they have now released a dev diary that takes a look at pvp and factions. The nice thing is that this t...




Some choices are no take-backs in The Secret World


Sep 02
 
Thanks to an interview that AusGamers did with The Secret World Creative Director, Ragnar Tørnquist, we have some more information about the unique MMO, including factions and hope for an Australian...




The Secret World is like Dragon Age with assault rifles


Aug 31
 
Funcom's The Secret World is distinguished by the fact it's an MMO that I actually care about. I was drawn to the title as soon as the early trailers rolled out, intrigued by the modern day setting and enthralled by...




More of The Secret World revealed in these screenshots


Aug 17
 
Hot on the heels of yesterday's brand new trailer, Electronic Arts has put out a batch of new screenshots for Funcom's upcoming MMO The Secret World. Along with the announcement of a release date in April 2012 and some upcomi...




New Secret World trailer looks just as rad as past ones


Aug 16
 
Funcom and EA have released another trailer for their upcoming MMO The Secret World. Unlike previous trailers this one shows off part of a city that looks to me like Times Square. And a giant monster. There is also magic. Sa...




The Secret World out April 2012, beta sign ups soon


Aug 16
 
Electronic Arts has set an April 2012 launch window for Funcom's modern-day role-playing game, The Secret World. Additionally, it's announced that starting on August 26, interested gamers can sign up for "upcoming betas." Yes...




The Secret World is filled with globetrotting MMO action


Aug 11
 
Electronic Arts and Funcom have released a developer diary detailing the world and setting of The Secret World. I actually kind of love it. The core concept of the game is that anything goes. If there is a myth or legend any...




Preview: The Secret World


Jul 09
 
As more and more MMO’s are popping up in today’s market, it’s difficult to stand out in the crowd. However, the veteran MMO developer Funcom (creators of Anarchy Online and Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventur...




New trailer for The Secret World goes to the men's room


Jul 07
 
Just a day after showing the trailer for The Savage Coast, Funcom has released a new CGI trailer and a batch of fresh screenshots for its upcoming MMO, The Secret World.  The trailer depicts a John Constantine-esque gen...




New Secret World trailer takes us to the Savage Coast


Jul 06
 
I'm not a big fan of MMO games, but I've had my eye on The Secret World for a very long time. The premise of a universe where every crackpot conspiracy theory and urban legend is true intrigues me no-end, and the brash horro...








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