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  • Blog Post: The Secret World Developer Raided

    Update: After our story on the raiding of Funcom yesterday, we were contacted today through email by a representative of Funcom with an update on the events of the raid from the Norwegian authorities, as well as details from the studio about how these events will affect ongoing games like The Secret... More
  • Blog Post: Funcom's Beijing Studio Is Closing

    As part of its announced restructuring , The Secret World developer Funcom is shuttering its studio in Beijing. The Secret World is an MMO that has struggled since release, and even recently dropped its subscription fee . The closing of a studio is always unfortunate, but given the company's tribulations... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret World Developer Funcom Restructures

    Funcom, developer of the recent MMO The Secret World, is going through a tumultuous time with a massive restructuring. Games Industry International confirms the moves by Funcom, which includes "cost reductions through the closure and the consolidation of offices with the goal of creating a stronger... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret World Drops Subscription Fee

    The Secret World – Funcom's modern-day MMO about competing secret societies the world over – is dropping its subscription fee. There is still a membership option, which will get you money to spend in the in-game store, a way to get double experience for a period each day, and an in-game... More
  • Blog Post: Saving NYC In The Secret World's Issue 4

    Developer Funcom is preparing to release Issue 4 for The Secret World, entitled Big Trouble In the Big Apple, and the content update features the game's first raid, among other things. The next issue goes live sometime in November, and apart from the Times Square raid (uniting the different secret... More
  • Blog Post: Uncovering The Secret World's New Update

    Tomorrow developer Funcom will release its second major update for The Secret World. In preparation, the company has released this new trailer showing fans what's in store. The update, called Issue #2: Digging Deeper, introduces new investigation missions, the multi-purpose rocket launcher, a plastic... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret World Underperforms, Funcom Refocuses

    Developer Funcom said initial sales of its new MMO, The Secret World, totaled 200,000 units, about half of what the company expected. One of the reasons for the poor sales, Funcom said, was due to low press scores. "Press feedback on The Secret World have been mixed, with some major press outlets... More
  • Blog Post: Funcom Lays Off Half The Company

    Following the launch of its recent MMO The Secret World in July, Funcom announced it laid off around half of its staff throughout offices in Montreal, Durham, Oslo and Beijing. Some of the layoffs are temporary, Funcom says, with some departments being more affected than others. The company employed... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret World Weekend Event Guarantees Access

    The Secret World's weekend access begins this Friday, June 22. Players that register before then will be able to participate in the secrets and conspiracies of Funcom’s online game. The beta event is entitled "The Battle Begins" and includes all the content of the three previous beta... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret World Starting Third Beta

    By its very nature, it's hard to know exactly what's going on in a conspiracy. However, Electronic Arts and developer Funcom are trying to rectify that with the third beta weekend for The Secret World. The game is based around our modern-day world where secret societies vie for control, and this... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret World Starts A Browser-Based War

    The Secret World developers Funcom have inaugurated a browser-based title called The Secret War, which ties into the upcoming PC MMO. The Secret War tasks players with recruiting agents to their secret society via Facebook friends, and then deploying agents to different regions to aid your side in the... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret World Pre-Order Brings Beta & Much More

    Developer Funcom's MMO The Secret World is not only spilling the secrets of modern-day secret societies, but also a bunch of pre-order bonuses, including early access and beta weekends. Pre-ordering The Secret World Gets You: Guaranteed access to all beta weekends starting May 11, with the ability... More
  • Blog Post: Funcom's The Secret World Revealing Itself In June

    Originally scheduled for an April launch, Funcom has announced that the modern-day conspiracy theory/horror MMO The Secret World will now be arriving on June 19. According to a post on the official Secret World website , the extra development time will be used "in order to apply even more polish... More
  • Blog Post: Beta Registration Opens For The Secret World

    If you were as intrigued as I was by our recent hands-on with The Secret World , then you may be interested in gaining access to the MMO’s beta. Developer Funcom will let you into the early testing phase of the supernatural online game, but you've got to earn it. One way that players hoping... More
  • Blog Post: The Secret World Draft

    EA Partners is teaming up with Age of Conan developer Funcom to deliver a new breed of MMO. The game world is steeped in a world of myths and conspiracy, where vampires, zombies, and werewolves are commonplace. A spokesperson for Funcom said The Secret World is "...a game that asks a simple question... More
  • Blog Post: EA To Co-Publish Funcom’s The Secret World MMO

    Funcom is no stranger to the MMO space, having launched Anarchy Online and Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, and the company’s third MMO is currently in the works. Even with that experience, it doesn’t hurt to have a little help when it’s time to release The Secret World . Funcom has... More
  • Blog Post: Age Of Conan Devs Creating Snowboarding MMO

    (image from Shaun White Snowboarding) You've explored the vast depths of space in Anarchy Online. You've conquered a vast fantasy world in Age of Conan. You're all ready to uncover ancient legends and conspiracies in Funcom's upcoming MMO The Secret World. What could be next? How about... More
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