The fourth and final Beta Weekend for the company's upcoming massively multiplayer online game, The Secret World, was held the weekend of June 22. The company is pleased to share that the event -- which was the largest yet in terms of content, player numbers and activity -- has been a significant success. During this event, important gameplay systems such as large-scale player vs. player combat were subject to substantial stress tests, all of which were considered very successful.
The positive results of this crucial final Beta Weekend strengthen the company's optimistic outlook on a smooth launch of The Secret World. The company now considers that the server and client side technology as well as important gameplay systems to be proven and ready for launch on July 3 (with Early Access starting June 29).
The company is also pleased to announce that The Secret World now has a total of 1.5 million beta sign-ups. This is significantly more registrations than the company saw for its previous massively multiplayer online game Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. The Secret World continues to be one of the most anticipated massively multiplayer online games in development, and the game continues to receive very positive previews in the press (see some of the latest press reports here: http://www.thesecretworld.com/news/check_out_the_latest_previews).
Badhoevedorp, The Netherlands, 25 June 2012