The Secret World: Changes are coming, revitalization?

Funcom have not had the best of luck with their latest MMO release, The Secret World, but their continuing to try new things to improve the games image among the MMO community. Suffering a pretty dreadful launch, followed by a free trial weekend, the firing of a large number of employees and delays for the games first major updates have left many players with a foul aftertaste.

The latest event in the saga sees Joel Bylos named as the new Game Director tasked with driving The Secret World forward. There’s an interview on the main website:

“Being given the opportunity to lead the game into a bold, new future is definitely a dream come true for me,” says Joel Bylos, Game Director on ‘The Secret World’. “I am very proud of what we as a team have created with ‘The Secret World’, and it is truly a brilliant canvas that will allow us to create more groundbreaking MMO experiences for many years to come. ‘The Secret World’ is only really getting started, and with a game world that draws upon our own, real world, there is no limit to what sort of amazing stories we can tell and fantastic locations we can visit in the upcoming content updates."

"Joel and I have worked together for many years, and I cannot think of anyone more suited to maintain the vision and lead the game going forward than him,” says Ragnar Tørnquist, Creative Director on ‘The Secret World’. “I look forward to continue working with Joel on bringing the game forward through many, exciting post-launch updates, and I especially look forward to spending more time expanding on what I truly enjoy the most about ‘The Secret World’: the story, characters and the setting itself.”

Will this be enough to rekindle the interest for this innovative MMO or is it dead in the water? Leave a comment below!

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