Funcom’s brand new MMORPG (Massively multiplayer online role-playing game), The Secret World (TSW), made its debut on July 3, 2012 and they are already announcing big plans for the future of the game. Producer Ragnar Tørnquist and his team have given players a great deal to look forward to with all the improvements and new content they have planned.
During the five years that it took to create The Secret World, Ragnar was careful not to reveal too much about the game, but now he is anxious to share some of his secrets with the world. Ragnar told us, “Now that players are progressing further and further into the game, uncovering all those things we’ve managed to keep secret for years and years, we’re starting to see a lot of questions about what’s next. What does the future hold for The Secret World, for our players and subscribers. Well, I’m finally allowed to reveal a FEW of the things we’re working on, and I’m really excited to be talking about what’s ahead for The Secret World.”
For those of you are have not been lucky enough to play The Secret World, here is a brief description to whet your appetite. TSW is an MMORPG set in a dystopian future. The world, as we know it, is being slowly overwhelmed by hideous and powerful creatures out of earth’s distant past. Creatures that most human beings considered myths or legends, until they finally understood that the monsters were real.
You will journey through an intricately detailed world and travel to many destinations; some utterly fantastic and some that seem quite mundane; at least on the surface. You will battle to restore stability to the planet and defeat ancient evil, as you struggle to survive and unravel the mysteries of The Secret World. You won’t be alone in your adventures. You will join one of three secret societies; The Illuminati, The Templar Or The Dragon. You will progress through the ranks and work behind the scenes to restore sanity to the world, while you help your chosen society to gain control of mankind’s destiny.
The team at Funcom is very pleased with the launch of The Secret World but they are not the kind of people who sit back and gloat over success. Instead, they are hard at work to expand and improve the game. Ragnar gave us a sample of what lies ahead for TSW. (You can read the report in detail on the game’s website.)
* New Mission packs on a monthly basis!
* New weapons!
* Expanded and improved character customization!
* A player-versus-player dungeon (in the early stages of planning)!
* A dungeon finder tool!
* Seasonal events including Halloween and the Winter Solstice. Loaded with new missions, new characters and new monsters!
* Two large, new and incredibly exciting adventure zones. Details will be announced in August!
* Improved Cabal (Guild) functionality!
* Updated and Upgraded in-game Pets!
* Combat will receive constant polish and tweaks to make things look and feel better!
* And much, much more to come in the weeks and months ahead!
As you can see, the team at Funcom has not been resting on their laurels. They have ambitious plans for The Secret World that should make a great game even better. If you are already playing The Secret World, you can imagine how the new content will add to the game. If you have never played The Secret World, you owe it yourself to join the legions of enthusiastic gamers who are already playing and experience one of the most original MMORPG ever created.