Today, Funcom announced a release window of April 2012 for their latest MMO offering, The Secret World. While registration for the beta phase of the game is scheduled to begin on August 26th. Details as reported in the official press release follow.
“World-leading independent game developer Funcom and EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:ERTS), today announced that the highly anticipated modern-day, Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO), ‘The Secret World’ will release for the PC in April, 2012. Starting August 26, gamers can register to join upcoming betas, through a unique interactive social media campaign that will be made available on www.thesecretworld.com.
Imagine a world where secret societies pull the strings of kings and presidents, where vampires are more than just a Hollywood fantasy, and where all the myths, legends and conspiracies are true. The Secret World is an MMO that breaks free from the confinements of character classes and levels and allows players to explore real-world locations with an engrossing storyline. Funcom will not only challenge but redefine long-established MMO standards.
“It has never been more rewarding working on ‘The Secret World’ than it is now,” says Senior Producer and Creative Director Ragnar Tørnquist.“The progress we are making in development allows the whole team to really enjoy just playing the game for hours on end. We are all looking forward to bringing in players through upcoming betas, and their feedback will be crucial to the further development of the game as we progress toward the April, 2012 launch.”
For more information, visit the official website at www.thesecretworld.com .”