New Director At The Secret World Reveals Plans To Save Funcom’s Dying MMO
Funcom recently appointed one of their designers, Joel Bylos, as the new game director for their struggling AAA MMORPG title, The Secret World. The Secret World wasn’t short of press coverage in the build up to release but the poor reception has meant the game continues to struggle a number of months after launch. Funcom was forced to lay off a number of employees, offered free weekends just weeks after release and delayed their first 2 major updates.
This is the first time Joel Bylos has addressed players about current issues and this is what he had to say:
I need to do everything in my power to convince gamers out there who still have not played The Secret World that this is a universe worth immersing yourself in. It is a crowded market out there and we have a lot of competition, so I know that we will need to make improvements but also expand on the game’s unique strengths to make it stand out even more clearly. It is definitely going to be a challenge and fortunately I am bringing one of the most talented teams ever with me into the fray. Our sleeves are rolled up. We have our war paint on. We are ready for battle.
It may be a little late to save The Secret World as Guild Wars 2 continues to totally dominate the online RPG market. Hailed by thousands as the greatest MMO of our generation, does it leave room for a struggling titles to emerge from the ashes reborn?