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MMORPG | Setting:Real Life | Status:Final  (rel 07/03/12)  | Pub:Funcom
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The Secret World News

Latest Headlines for The Secret World

  • Joel Bylos On the State of the Game

    Funcom's Joel Bylos has revealed his vision for The Secret World going forward. In the letter, Bylos reveals the mission statement of the development team taking into account player input and much more. It's an ambitious plan for one of the more unusual MMOs on the scene today.

    Reported on Oct 10, 2012
  • Brand New Combat Feature to be Revealed

    This Friday at 4pm EDT, The Secret World's Game Director Joel Bylos will be joined by Lead Coder Øystein Eftevaag and Art Producer Davide Tabacco. The trio will be livestreaming exclusively on's Twitch Channel. The topic? A brand new, never before seen combat feature. Be sure to tune in at 4pm EDT (1pm PDT) to see one of the biggest changes coming to The Secret World.

    Reported on Oct 09, 2012
  • Halloween Plans Detailed

    The Secret World blog has been updated with a new post detailing the game's Halloween celebrations and how they were devised. According to the TSW team, Halloween is "like our Christmas" so activities will take a bit of a lighter tone to be "like an episode of Buffy". It's a terrific behind-the-scenes look at how special in-game events are created.

    Reported on Oct 04, 2012
  • Doing Right By Gamers

    This week's column devoted to The Secret World takes a look at how news outlets sometimes opt to frame Funcom's game in a negative light despite the fact that, indeed, TSW seems to have already turned the corner. See what we've got to say and then leave your thoughts in the comments.

    Reported on Oct 02, 2012
  • Issue 3: The Cat God Deploys Today

    The Secret World Issue 3: The Cat God is set to be deployed today, Wednesday, September 26th. The server is expected to come down at 7:00 a.m. Easter Daylight Time (4:00 a.m. PDT) with the downtime expected to last up to three hours.

    Reported on Sep 25, 2012
  • Joel Bylos Announced as Game Director

    Funcom has announced that Joel Bylos has been named as the new Game Director for The Secret World. Bylos will work hand-in-hand with Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist on post-launch improvements and additions to TSW.

    Reported on Sep 24, 2012
  • Unlimited Three Day Trial

    Funcom has announced a new unlimited three day trial for The Secret World. In addition, trial players who complete thirty missions will receive an extra two days playing time and if they are able to take down the first dungeon boss, they will receive a unique ring.

    Reported on Sep 21, 2012
  • 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