Secret World delayed to June 19

Funcom holds back its modern-day massively multiplayer online role-playing game "to apply even more polish before launch."

Funcom is keeping The Secret World a secret for a little longer. The publisher today announced that it is delaying the modern-day massively multiplayer online role-playing game from its previous April launch window to June 19.

Funcom can keep a Secret a few months longer.

The delay may result in a better game for early adopters. In a statement, Funcom said the postponement was made because the company "has decided to invest more development time into the title in order to apply even more polish before launch." To date, Funcom has registered more than 750,000 beta testers, and the delay will allow the studio to announce more public testing periods for The Secret World.

Originally announced for the Xbox 360 and PC in 2007, The Secret World posits an alternate universe in which a modern-day world has been torn asunder by the reemergence of magic and other occult activity. Players will join one of three occult factions and battle one another for control of strategic locations throughout the world, including Egypt, New York, and Seoul.

For more on the game, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of The Secret World.

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15 comments
TheGreyArea
TheGreyArea

This game is really reminding me of an old (dice and dungeon master style) Role playing game, called "Beyond the supernatural". still quite looking forward to seeing how this rolls

Ringx55
Ringx55

I'm willing to try it out, not sure how it'll hold up.

BloodMist
BloodMist

I really wouldn't get my hopes up for this one if I were you.It's an interesting idea alright, but so far what has been seen of the game has been completely uninspired.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Nooooooo! I've been thinking about April 26th every week in 2012. I guess I'll have more time to clear out the backlog. =(

airshocker
airshocker

NO WAY! Funcom delaying a game? UNHEARD OF! Too bad it's still going to blow, if we're judging Funcom based on their previous MMOs.

KillerJuan77
KillerJuan77

Great! Gives me time to upgrade my rig and max out my Rift and Guild Wars characters.

RockySquirrel
RockySquirrel

I'm losing faith in any MMO with EA on the label after the SLOPPY MESS that SW:TOR turned out to be... But, I will give this a fair shake whenever it is released, as I look forward to the three faction competition.

ChrisX2012
ChrisX2012

Has anyone been accepted into Beta? It says that over 750,000 Beta tester, but everyone I hear from says they have not been accepted into the Beta... I wander what the real secret is hear?

proxyfate
proxyfate

@impreza1 GW2 isn't coming out til Fall at the earliest. Probably Nov. So you can play the terrible game TSW.

impreza1
impreza1

I'm not surprised one bit. I signed up for Beta back in November and patiently waited for Beta announcements. It's February and about a month and half from initial release and still no news of beta. This will suck because by then, GW2 should have a release date and that's the game I'm really waiting for. I was hoping Secret World would be out in April so I can kill some time before GW2. Looks like there will be no Secret World for me :/

atopp399
atopp399

Hmm, I like the reason they are stating but I have doubts as to whether it is true.

redness19
redness19

After the Age of Conan launch, its smart to delay the game until it is 100% ready to ship...not that I believe it will be when it does though. For there to be a delay, it must have been game breaking. Far too often the paying customer are tested as unpaid beta testers.

zzamaro
zzamaro

plenty of games delayed today :S