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.
As you may know, this week has been a challenging one for everyone at Funcom. We initiated a process of reducing costs after the launch of The Secret World and this has naturally affected the production schedule as we work on readjusting the team and our internal development processes. As such, we have had to give ourselves a little more time to wrap up Issue #2 and the new release date for this update is September 11th, 2012.