The Secret World delayed until July 3

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.

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As The Secret World has already been kept hidden from our eyes for thousands of years, not to mention delayed several times, another fortnight of not knowing about the Lovecraftian horrors clawing at reality's walls shouldn't hurt. Funcom announced this morning that its real-world-y MMORPG has been delayed to July 3, also revealing the beta event schedule to soften the blow.

Funcom explains that the new date places TSW "in a more positive launch window which will benefit the launch of the game." A June 19 launch would place it in a crowded month for new releases, but July is a little lighter. Besides, every MMORPG under the sun could've benefited from another two weeks of development before launch.

The next beta event will run from June 15 to 17, opening up the Illuminati and Dragon faction starter experiences plus the Savage Coast region of the world. You're guaranteed beta access if you pre-order, or you can chance your luck and sign up on the official site. The final beta weekend is June 22 to 24, introducing PvP warzones.

Early access for pre-orderers will begin on June 29.

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    May 25, 2012 6:00 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, The Secret World delayed until July 3.

    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.

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      May 25, 2012 7:21 AM

      Has anyone tried this? I haven't tried out a FC game since Age Of Conan. This one just seems a bit weird.

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        May 25, 2012 10:05 AM

        It's fantastic. If the game was finished it'd be all I was playing.

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          May 25, 2012 12:23 PM

          I disagree completely, it's one of the most unimpressive and unrewarding game experiences I can recall.

          Glad my preorder payment was declined for some reason, saves me having to play this junk to justify the cost.

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      May 25, 2012 7:23 AM

      I'm ok with that. I have too many games to play right now anyway

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        May 25, 2012 8:11 AM

        lol same. I really thought about picking this up, but between Eve and Diablo 3 there won't be the time for it.

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          May 28, 2012 3:53 AM

          People still play eve? lawlz eyez out.

          I'm interested in seeing how this fares. I was a sucker for Age of Conan until level 30 and realizing that 30fps was not ideal way to enjoy a game. I hope Funcom has learned from their mistakes with AoC.