Update: As the game is near to its release, Killer Guides has prepared 3 new guides for the game. Secret World Strategy Guide, PvP Guide and a Crafting and Pax Romana Guide. Early access for people who pre-ordered the game is on June 28, 2012 and for those who didn’t, the game’s official release is on July 3rd.
Funcom has announced that The Secret World, their latest MMO, has reached over 500,000 beta registrations and counting. Although the game doesn’t release until next year, the huge influx of registrations shows that there is widespread player interest in the game.
The ongoing beta testing of the game, which will be published by Electronic Arts, has shown the developers several things about the game’s ability to handle large numbers of players at once – something few other betas have been able to do easily.
Funcom also says that every player who’s entered the game has chosen one of the three secret societies in the game: the Illuminati, the Dragon, and the Templars. This is one of the more controversial aspects of the game, though much of that controversy is drummed up by Funcom themselves.
Funcom also produced Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures for the PC, one of the best selling games of 2008.
The Secret World releases for PC in April of 2012.