The developers of The Secret World revealed during an official live stream yesterday that The Secret World will be open for anyone to play next weekend. From 3rd August at 4pm GMT until 6th August at 7am GMT. This is to celebrate the games one month anniversary (seriously?), Funcom will be doing events, giving players fireworks and other rewards for completing a series of missions. However more importantly people who want to know more about what the game is about or try out The Secret World will be able to do so over the weekend without paying a single penny a part from a bit of your soul.
Returning players will be able to use accounts they created in the beta even if they did not purchase the full game while those who don’t have an account will have to make one in order to take part.
From thesecretworld.com: “We want to share the joy with as many people as possible! Any player, who has any type of The Secret World account, may join us over the weekend to celebrate our first month! Early Access, Inactive Accounts, and Beta Accounts may all join in! If you do not currently have an account for The Secret World, you may register to participate starting today, Friday, July 27th, to have open access to this special celebration weekend”
I haven’t played The Secret World and I don’t intend to either. The game has a modern setting but it’s just a mask for gameplay you have probably played a hundred times before. It does have a few interesting features but still it’s not that great is it?. If for any chance you are interested in the books the game is based on (H. P. Lovecraft), love conspiracies and/or Dan Brown books (which no one should) then you might like The Secret World. With Funcon making the game available for people to try out for free a month after the game is released suggests the game isn’t doing very well and I wont be surprised to see the game go free to play in the near future.
Try out The Secret World and make your own mind up.