The Secret World

PC, XB360 / RPG / Release: Jul 3, 2012 / ESRB: M

The Secret World begins its 2nd anniversary update

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 03, 2014 3:30pm PDT

The Secret World is celebrating its second anniversary with some bonuses, new missions, and a rampaging Golem in Tokyo.


The Secret World unleashes the Krampus and raises Hel

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 19, 2013 6:30am PST

Kids nowadays, gadding about with their 'Krampus this' and 'Krampus that,' have forgotten who Christmas is really about: Santa. Thankfully The Secret World is taking this Krampus cad to task, as its festive event involves fighting the rotter, and his pal Hel. We can yet save...


The Secret World making subscriptions optional

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 12, 2012 7:00am PST

As does tend to happen with MMOs that are neither World of Warcraft nor EVE Online, The Secret World is shaking up its business model and dropping subscriptions. The $15 monthly fee is optional from today, barely five months after launch, but you do still need to buy Funcom'...


The Secret World trailer shows off acting in plays

By Alice O'Connor, Nov 14, 2012 10:00am PST

Funcom has prided itself on deviating somewhat from the standard MMORPG mould in The Secret World, and the fourth update--the "biggest update yet," so it says--demonstrates that fairly nicely. Along with a new 10-person raid set across New York City, Issue #4 will add a thea...


The Secret World 'profitable' after restructuring

By Steve Watts, Sep 21, 2012 10:00am PDT

Funcom CEO Ole Schreiner says the recent restructuring at the company has resulted in The Secret World being profitable "for the foreseeable future."


The Secret World update trailer details changes

By Steve Watts, Sep 12, 2012 12:00pm PDT

The Secret World is issuing its second major content update tomorrow, and has released a video showing off some of the changes.


The Secret World to be 'more inviting' to new players, dev promises

By Alice O'Connor, Sep 04, 2012 12:45pm PDT

"We're not about to change," The Secret World creative director Ragnar Tørnquist has said as developer Funcom dusts itself off and gets back to work following layoffs and a launch less successful than it'd hoped for. Funcom's plan is to make no drastic changes but simply ke...


The Secret World Issue 2 delayed due to layoffs

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 24, 2012 4:00pm PDT

More bad news for The Secret World, Funcom's newly launched subscription MMO. The next content update, "Issue 2: Digging Deeper," has been delayed because of the company's recent layoffs.


The Secret World dev hit with layoffs

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 21, 2012 3:30pm PDT

Funcom, developer of the recently released subscription MMO, The Secret World, has confirmed layoffs.


The Secret World open to all this weekend

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 30, 2012 6:00am PDT

Going anywhere nice for the weekend? Why not pay a visit to The Secret World, as Funcom will be opening up its supernatural MMORPG for everyone to play for three short days.


The Secret World July update detailed

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 13, 2012 5:00pm PDT

Funcom has detailed The Secret World's Issue #1 update, the first in a monthly series of new content drops. It brings new missions, Nightmare mode for more dungeons, and an auction house.


Field Report: The Secret World

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 12, 2012 1:30pm PDT

Age of Conan developer Funcom has jumped back into the MMO space with The Secret World. However, I have reservations as to whether this game can sustain a monthly subscription model.


The Secret World 'committed' to subs, for now

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 09, 2012 11:00am PDT

The Secret World creator Ragnar Tornquist has said while he's "sure" the MMORPG will eventually go free-to-play, for now developer Funcom is "committed" to the subscription model.


The Secret World trailer celebrates launch

By Alice O'Connor, Jul 03, 2012 6:45am PDT

Another month brings another MMO. The Secret World, made by Age of Conan developer Funcom, lands on store shelves for PC today, heralded by a snazzy launch trailer. Have you been playing through pre-order early access, or do you plan to buy it?


The Secret World early access starts today

By Steve Watts, Jun 29, 2012 12:30pm PDT

The Secret World early access has opened today for those who pre-ordered the game, and it's still available if you pre-order before July 3.