Funcom News


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."


"It's not exactly fair to expect something like an MMORPG to be profitable overall after just a ..."

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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.


"I see no "improved combat to be less of a spam fest". I am sad."

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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...


"I feel bad for them but at the same time, the game is not that good... Now before you go all ..."

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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.


"I found the combat not only a spam fest but hard to control my character and also use my skills. ..."

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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.


"if it got an engine update i would quickly resub, was such a fun game!"

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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.


"Maybe you can hit the Automatic ATM and use your Personal PIN. Then you can Laugh LOL. But ..."

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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.


"There's no grind, no more than there is in any other game, singleplayer or otherwise."

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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.


"I use a G13 and move with the thumb stick while looking with the mouse. Enemies are auto ..."

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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.


"But that's just it, right there on the nose. The gaming market is in a shift right now. It ..."

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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?


"That was actually a pretty cool trailer and I keep seeming to hear more good things about this ..."

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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.


"I just visited the website... you should have clicked on "media" at the top - perhaps you ..."

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LEGO Minifigures MMO coming from Funcom

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 28, 2012 6:00am PDT

The last attempt to build a LEGO MMO, LEGO Universe, didn't turn out so well and shut down after only fifteen months. Undeterred, The Secret World developer Funcom announced today it has licensed the rights to make a LEGO MMO, based on the weird and wonderful LEGO Minifigure...


"It would be like Minecraft with more variety... that sounds awesome. Now I want to play that ..."

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The Secret World beta open to all for final weekend

By Alice O'Connor, Jun 19, 2012 10:30am PDT

As The Secret World prepares to creep in under your door on July 3, developer Funcom has announced that its final beta weekend will be open to everyone who fancies it. All you need to do is sign up by June 22, then you can play the beta all this weekend.


"The game isn't good, BUT it's certainly interesting. The combat stinks, it's bad, unoriginal ..."

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The Secret World delayed until July 3

By Alice O'Connor, May 25, 2012 6:00am PDT

As it's been hidden from us for so long, the fact that The Secret World has been delayed by a fortnight can't hurt too much. It'll now launch for PC on July 3, preceded by another two beta weekend events.


"People still play eve? lawlz eyez out. I'm interested in seeing how this fares. I was a ..."

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Secret World dev says Wii U 'perfect' for MMOs

By Steve Watts, Apr 03, 2012 11:30am PDT

MMO developer Funcom says the Wii U's controller could allow easy access for a hotbar, making it a "perfect" fit for the genre.


"The positional cursor would work fractionally. Determine the height and width in pixels of the ..."

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