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MMORPG | Setting:Real Life | Status:Final  (rel 07/03/12)  | Pub:Funcom
PVP:Yes | Distribution:Download,Retail | Retail Price:$30.00 | Pay Type:Hybrid | Monthly Fee:n/a
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The Secret World News

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • The Darkest Evening of the Year

    It's been a rough month or so for Funcom with layoffs and patch delays for The Secret World and even allegations of insider stock trading. But that doesn't mean that Funcom is on its way out or that The Secret World is going anywhere. Find out why we think so in our latest column. Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 18, 2012
  • Issue 2: Digging Deeper Goes Live

    After several delays, The Secret World's Issue 2: Digging Deeper update has gone live. The update brings several important features online including cosmetic alterations for characters and the "Looking for Group" tool.

    Reported on Sep 18, 2012
  • 'We Have the Tools for F2P' is featuring a pair of articles about Funcom and The Secret World. The first is an interview with new CEO Ole Schreiner who speaks about Funcom's financial issues, the possibility of TSW going F2P and about the future of MMOs in general. The second deals with alleged insider stock trading by former CEO Trond Arne Aas.

    Reported on Sep 17, 2012
  • Funcom - About the Long Haul

    During PAX Prime, we had the opportunity to chat with Age of Conan Unchained Game Director Craig Morrison. We covered topics including recent layoffs, what the future holds for Funcom and much more. Check it out!

    Reported on Sep 13, 2012
  • Martin Bruusgaard Laid Off

    According to a report at Develop-Online, The Secret World Lead Designer Martin Bruusgaard has been put on "forced leave" in addition to most of his fellow employees in the Oslo, Norway office of Funcom.

    Reported on Sep 11, 2012
  • Group Finder Tool Detailed

    The Secret World's site has been updated with a new article to detail the group finder tool that will arrive when "Issue 2: Digging Deeper" goes live on September 11th. The tool will allow players to group for any playfield or dungeon in the game.

    Reported on Sep 07, 2012
  • TSW & MMO Roulette

    In our latest column devoted to The Secret World, we take a look at this week's August State of the Game letter. We offer our analysis and our hope for The Secret World after a rather difficult month. See what we have to say before weighing in with your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Sep 04, 2012
  • 'We Won't Back Down' - State of the Game Letter Arrives

    Ragnar Tørnquist has published the August State of the Game letter for The Secret World. In it, he frankly addresses the recent Funcom lay offs as well as prognosticates about the future of TSW. Among other things, he tells fans that the team is not going to play it safe and is dedicated to keeping The Secret World today's most unique MMO.

    Reported on Sep 04, 2012
  • Musing on Funcom

    Yesterday's investors' report from Funcom contained some bad news for the company in that its highly touted The Secret World had not lived up to hope-for expectations. We take a look at that news and more in our latest editorial. Check it out!

    Reported on Aug 28, 2012
  • 200k Sold, Funcom to Shift Focus for the Future

    Funcom has released its Q2 2012 investors' presentation. The document indicates that The Secret World has sold only 200k units at the time of writing and that the company is reducing costs through layoffs and other money-saving measures. The report also looks to the future with a new focus on "system-focused games with a high degree of community and player interaction".

    Reported on Aug 28, 2012
  • Issue #2 Release Date Pushed Back

    A new announcement has cropped up on The Secret World's site indicating that the release date for Issue #2: Digging Deeper has been pushed back from August 28th to September 11th. The team cites the recent layoffs and the resulting tumultuous week as the causative factor.

    Reported on Aug 24, 2012
  • Secrets Revealed in Germany

    During Gamescom, we made a point to head to Funcom's booth to check out new content coming to The Secret World in the next months. We've got all there is to know about rocket launchers, raids and more so keep reading!

    Reported on Aug 22, 2012
  • Funcom Confirms Layoffs is reporting that Funcom is the latest development studio to be hit with a round of layoffs. The "cost adjustment initiative" comes just over a month since the launch of The Secret World. Funcom is stating that the layoffs are "temporary" and only one of several cost-cutting initiatives.

    Reported on Aug 21, 2012
  • Three Day Trial + Two Announced

    Funcom has announced that it is offering new registrants for The Secret World three days of free game time if they sign up by August 19th. Players can also score an additional two days if they complete thirty missions during the trial.

    Reported on Aug 16, 2012
  • A Complex Issue for Funcom

    Last week during a stockholder meeting, Funcom admitted that The Secret World had not lived up to all of the expectations that the company had hoped it would. In our latest Secret World column, we take a look at the shareholder meeting, the news that was disseminated and what it all means. Read on!

    Reported on Aug 14, 2012
  • 'Digging Deeper' Set for August 28th

    Funcom has announced that the second of its monthly updates for The Secret World will be released on August 28th. Called 'Digging Deeper', the update will feature new character customization options via the barbershop and plastic surgeon as well as new investigation and action missions and a new rocket launcher.

    Reported on Aug 15, 2012
  • High Level PvP Plans

    Funcom's Martin Bruusgaard has left a post on the official forums for The Secret World. In it, he details upcoming plan for high level PvP. Among other things, Bruusgaard admits that Fusang was never meant to be a "circle zerg" and that the team is looking closely at ways to make changes.

    Reported on Aug 14, 2012
  • A Nightmare in The Secret World!

    We aren't the first ones to think that there are parts of The Secret World that are just downright scary. In today's Very Scary, we explore that notion. See what you think and then talk about it in the comments!

    Reported on Aug 09, 2012
  • First Raid to Be Shown at Gamescom

    Funcom has revealed that it will be showing off The Secret World's first raid instance during Gamescom 2012. According to, a huge beast will be laying waste to parts of New York after crawling out of the subway system. In addition to this news, Funcom has also released The Secret World on Steam.

    Reported on Aug 09, 2012
  • The Epic Cog

    The word 'epic' is bandied about a lot these days, whether speaking of 'epic fails' or something that is truly 'epic' in size and scope. In today's The Secret World column, we take a look at why TSW creates and epic feel. See what you think and then leave us a comment or two.

    Reported on Aug 07, 2012