Posts Tagged The Secret World


FunCom hit with un-fun charges of financial infringement

There’s news coming out of Norway that FunCom (developers of The Secret World and holders of the Dreamfall license) have been charged with “suspicion of infringement of the provisions of the Securities Trading Act” by Norwegian authorities.

By Peter Parrish | 29 Jan 2014 | Comments Off

The Secret World’s Christmas event sends players to Niflheim

Denizens of The Secret World get Christmas too, you know, but theirs is less full of jolly fat men and presents and family arguments, and more full of snow and death and satyr-beasts scouring the land for naughty people to punish.

By Tim McDonald | 19 Dec 2013 | Comments Off

The Secret World Issue #8: The Venetian Agenda goes live

Issue #8: The Venetian Agenda  for the Secret World has gone live today.

By Paul Younger | 7 Nov 2013 | Comments Off

The Secret World’s game director updates us on events

The latest update from Joel Bylos, game director of The Secret World, has given us all sorts of insight as to what’s going on at Funcom right now.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Oct 2013 | Comments Off

The Secret World needs you to fend off The Whispering Tide

Dark days are still coming, beautiful humans. The events of The Secret World‘s Issue 7 update – the Bond-esque A Dream to Kill – have caused problems, and those problems need resolving.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Sep 2013 | 1

The Secret World Issues 8 and 9, next event, and clothing competition detailed

The latest Game Director Letter for The Secret World has details on how Issues 8 and 9 are progressing, with some news on the Scenario system and Tokyo.

By Tim McDonald | 5 Sep 2013 | Comments Off

From Transylvania with Love: The Secret World Issue 7 teased

If you fancy a mix of James Bond and spooky, little girl-based horror, then The Secret World‘s forthcoming Issue 7 should be right up your non-euclidean alley.

By Tim McDonald | 1 Jul 2013 | Comments Off

The Secret World Issue #6 revealed by Funcom

The next chapter in The Secret World has been revealed as The Last Train to Cairo which is due to launch some time in March.

By Paul Younger | 22 Feb 2013 | Comments Off

Funcom closes Beijing Studio

Funcom are still in the process of scaling down their operations as part of their majotr restructuing and today they have shut down their Beijing Studio.

By Paul Younger | 25 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

The Secret World player activity increases 400%

The latest financial information from Funcom reveals some interesting facts about The Secret World now that the MMO’s subscriptions have been removed.

By Paul Younger | 10 Jan 2013 | Comments Off

Joel Bylos emerges from his Secret World end of days bunker

To the surprise of almost everyone on the planet, the Mayan calendar did not turn out to be an accurate predictor of the end of days.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Dec 2012 | 1

Why I Love The Secret World

I’ve had this article bubbling away in my brain for months now, and I still can’t think of where to begin.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Dec 2012 | 6

Joel Bylos pens missive about Issue 6 of The Secret World

When he’s not busy hiding in a bunker from the Mayan apocalypse, or talking to IncGamers about the decision to drop The Secret World’s subscription fee, Joel Bylos is writing stuff about the game.

By Peter Parrish | 20 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Secret World game director prepares for the end of the world in second video

It’s the 21 December tomorrow, and if the Mayan predictions are true, the end of the world is nigh.

By Paul Younger | 20 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World Issue #5; The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn goes live

With only a couple of days until the end of the world, Issue #5; The Vanishing of Tyler Freeborn for The Secret World has now gone live.

By Paul Younger | 19 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

What’s Mayan is yours: Joel Bylos on ending the Secret World subscription fee

Last week, Funcom announced that The Secret World would no longer be charging players a subscription fee to play the conspiracy-fueled MMO.

By Paul Younger | 19 Dec 2012 | 1

The Secret World goes free to play by dropping subs

Some big new this morning as Funcom announces that the Secret World has gone free to play following the amusing video from Joel Bylos a couple of days ago.

By Paul Younger | 12 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World diary video hints at temporary free-to-play period

In a rather odd diary-style developer video, Funcom’s Joel Bylos appears to announce a temporary end to subscription fees for The Secret World.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

End of Days is coming to The Secret World preceded by a new ARG

Things are going to get nasty on 21 December in The Secret World when there will be a “cataclysmic event that marks the end of time as we know it”.

By Paul Younger | 3 Dec 2012 | Comments Off

Larger story arc coming in The Secret World issue #5

Following the launch of The Secret World issue #4 last week, Funcom are ready to reveal some of their plans for issue #5.

By Paul Younger | 23 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World Issue #4 is now live

Funcom has launched the next content update for The Secret World, Big Trouble in the Big Apple, which brings a whole host of new features and content to the MMORPG.

By Paul Younger | 21 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

There’s Big Trouble in the Big Apple in new Funcom Issue #4 video

Funcom’s next content update, Issue #4, is going by the name of Big Trouble in the Big Apple which will add a whole host of new features to the MMORPG including the game’s first raid and even the chainsaw makes it into the game to take on the creatures from beyond.

By Paul Younger | 14 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

“Massive” PvP changes coming in The Secret World issue #4

A new developer blog from Funcom’s  Senior PvP Designer Rasmus Harr outlines the changes they will be making to the MMORPG’s PvP system.

By Paul Younger | 12 Nov 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World game director details the Halloween events – Starts today

Halloween will bring the first seasonal event to Funcom’s The Secret World.

By Paul Younger | 18 Oct 2012 | Comments Off

New Secret World director outlines the future

Joel Bylos, the man who recently took over as The Secret World’s game director, has written a fairly extensive piece about his future plans for the Funcom-developed MMO.

By Peter Parrish | 10 Oct 2012 | 1

The Secret World’s third ‘issue’ update looks meow-vellous

Prepare to pet the Cat God as Funcom reveals The Secret World’s third major update.

By Peter Parrish | 26 Sep 2012 | 1

The Secret World reshuffles its creative team

Funcom is doing a bit of reorganising in its creative team at the head of The Secret World.

By Peter Parrish | 24 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

The Secret World: Digging Deeper issue delayed due to exploit

Funcom had planned on releasing The Secret World: Digging Deeper issue update today but sadly at the last minute they uncovered a ‘severe exploit’ which has prevented its release.

By Paul Younger | 13 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Digging Deep with new Funcom Secret World Issue update trailer

Development continues on The Secret World and the next update called Digging Deep arrives tomorrow, 13 September.

By Paul Younger | 12 Sep 2012 | Comments Off

Where does Funcom go with The Secret World from here? [Interview]

Being an MMO set in the real-world, The Secret World immediately sets itself apart from the usual fantasy settings that dominate the MMO landscape.

By John Robertson | 12 Sep 2012 | 23