Funcom's supernatural conspiracy MMO recently got a reboot, and now it's getting its own television show. Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and G4C Innovation have teamed up to produce a live-action TV series based on The Secret World. Or Secret World Legends. Whichever.
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Secret World Legends launches today, a free-to-play reimagining of Funcom's 2012 Lovecraftian MMO The Secret World. Secret World Legends streamlines a lot of the game's core systems to make it more action-oriented and player-friendly. These changes let the story, always the game's best feature, take center stage.
Funcom's pay-to-play, modern-day paranormal MMO The Secret World relaunches on June 26 as the free-to-play Secret World Legends, delivering the exact same content in a slightly different way. As a player of the original game, the whole thing is downright weird.
Funcom's supernatural MMORPG The Secret World makes its big-screen debut in IRL, a Swedish film about a troubled teen who finds happiness in a virtual world. Check out an interview with director Erik Leijonborg at the game's official site.
Just a few short years ago, Funcom's Joel Bylos was in charge of level 20 through 40 of Age of Conan, a massively multiplayer online game that was, at launch, widely criticised for a lack of quality content past level 20. Now he's the creative director in charge of Age of Conan, Anarchy Online and The Secret World, and his goal is to make unhappy players at any experience level a thing of the past.
The Secret World seemed like a promising evolution of the MMO formula when it came out earlier this year. But publisher Funcom has hit a series of stumbles that have left many wondering how they were going to move forward. One crucial step was revealed today with the announcement that subscriptions are no longer required.
Hey look, it's a video for the changes coming in The Secret World's Issue #2: Digging Deeper update. Plastic surgery, bazookas and an extension of "the Kingsmouth Code" investigation mission -- these are things I would have been thrilled about two days ago. Now that lead designer Martin Bruusgaard has been let go, not so much.
Well, at the very least, this fan-made The Secret World trailer is impressive in and of itself. But this isn't the first time we've seen a fan take content from a game and create a fantastically appropriate trailer, sometimes to greater success than the game's own developers.
As it turns out, I was born to be a dragon. In the old adage about a butterfly flapping its wings in China to cause a hurricane in Texas, the Dragon are the ones who put the butterfly into position and tell it when to flap. They are agents of chaos, slipping into and moving through the warp and weft of reality, artfully choosing not so much which strings to pull, as which strings to make others pull for them. They see the pattern. They manipulate the pattern. They are the ones who know that there is a pattern.