The Secret World Being Co-published by EA Partners

Though Funcom self-published its last two MMOs, Age of Conan and Anarchy Online, the developer today announced that it'll co-publish The Secret World with EA Partners.

"The experience and the knowledge that Electronic Arts brings to the table will be instrumental in allowing us to realize the full potential of 'The Secret World,'" Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas said in the announcement.


Directed by The Longest Journey writer and game director Ragnar Tørnquist, The Secret World is an MMORPG set in an alternate version of the modern world, where horrors from across all mythology roam the streets. Its release date remains a mystery. PC and Xbox 360 versions are in the works, though Funcom's being coy about the latter.

"Right now we're focusing on the PC version, but we're leaving our options open," Funcom told VG247 today. "Right now I can't say more than that."

Developing for Xbox 360 has been troublesome for Funcom in the past. The 360 edition of Age of Conan, originally due in 2008, has still yet to materialise and may never.

In February 2010, AoC game director Craig Morrison told CVG that "We obviously had many more challenges than we envisioned getting our technology to adapt to the console platform. We are still working on it for the future, and we see it as a potentially valuable platform for our games. Whether we have missed a window for Age of Conan itself remains to be seen."