Funcom has revealed that it’s developing a new massively multiplayer online role playing game, The Secret World, for Xbox 360 and PC.
The creators of Age of Conan (pictured), The Longest Journey and Dreamfall announced that The Secret World will have a modern day, on-earth setting, and will be inspired by history and mythology, modern conspiracy theories and ancient mysteries.
“We started envisioning this contemporary online world more than ten years ago, and as the years passed the ideas grew and improved,” said Ragnar Tørnquist, producer and director on The Secret World. “We always wanted a different kind of online world, something scary and contemporary, something deeper and closer to our reality. Our goal now is to create a detailed world where players feel empowered and part of something big, something mystical and epic.”
Trond Arne Aas, CEO of Funcom said, “We believe there are millions of gamers out there who want to explore something beyond traditional fantasy and sci-fi games. The Secret World is just that – a fantastic new setting that will fuel the imagination of online gamers, and keep players busy for years. We have a golden opportunity to bring something fresh and exciting to the genre, and we firmly believe the game is an ideal extension of Funcom’s MMO portfolio.”
In development at Funcom’s Oslo and Beijing studios since last summer the game is said to be in a playable state, although a release date has yet to be announced.