The Secret World Relaunching as Secret World Legends – Will be Free-to-Play (VIDEO)
In a 2012 interview with GameIndustry.biz, Funcom’s then-CEO Ole Schreiner said, “We definitely have the tools to turn The Secret World into a free-to-play game – or even hybrid – should we decide to do that somewhere down the line.” Well, talk about thinking ahead because that’s exactly what they have gone and done. In a post by Funcom, they have announced that The Secret World is being relaunched as Secret World Legends, and it will be free-to-play.
The new title is being described as “a shared-world action RPG with completely revamped combat, a newly designed progression system, and updated visuals.” In fact, this is what Funcom has to say about the upcoming relaunch:
Secret World Legends plunges players into a shadowy war against the supernatural in an adventure that crosses our world with the realms of ancient myth and legend. As players traverse the globe unraveling complex investigations into the unknown, they’ll need to uncover clues and use their own wits as much as their characters’ abilities. A highly extensive and customizable arsenal of firearms, weapons, gear and otherworldly powers will give players the strength to battle the forces of darkness as they dig deeper into these vast and mysterious lands. Players can go at it alone and enjoy the over 100 hours of story at their own pace, or team up with others as they explore the world and unravel its mysteries.”
If you’re not fully interested yet, you can apply for the closed beta right here. The video game is set to release sometime this spring, but there is no official word as to exactly when players will get to enjoy the revamped RPG. It has been five years since the release of the original title, so we can only hope improvements are abound. Even if they aren’t, at least it will still be free-to-play. Here is the official teaser trailer to get you hyped:
What say you, gamers? Are you excited to see the relaunch of this title? What kinds of changes do you hope make their way to Secret World Legends? Let us know in the comments section below, or start a conversation over on our official Disqus. As always, be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7. However, if it is more reading that you’re needing, check out the following:
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