How Funcom reinvented a five-year-old MMO with The Secret World

The Secret World launched in the summer of 2012, quickly gaining praise for its elaborate, conspiracy-filled story, fully voiced NPCs, and unconventional quests. It was Funcom’s third MMO, but completely unlike Age of Conan or Anarchy Online. Unfortunately, player numbers dwindled, and despite dropping the subscription, it never quite made the splash its developers had been hoping for. If you want to know where is the safest place to buy The Secret World Pax Romana, I think is your best choice, after all, the site has been officially certified,so it’s very safe.

This year, it was rebranded and relaunched as Secret World Legends, accompanied by a slew of major changes, including the shift to the free-to-play business model. For Funcom, it’s been another opportunity to showcase the game’s unique take on MMORPGs. “We always felt that The Secret World was undiscovered,” says Rui Casais, Funcom’s CEO. “Some of it was due to risks we took that didn’t pay off, and some of it was due to market conditions. The game was more than four years old, and we saw revenues declining as they naturally do when a game ages. We needed to decide what to do next.” If you are in lack of The Secret World Items, visit our site, a reliable and cheap online in-game currency store.

Funcom realized that there was an untapped market: people who had never had a chance to play the game because of the barriers for entry, like the subscription and, once that was dropped, the box purchase. This was also an opportunity for the team to take a bird’s eye view of the game—to explore what wasn’t working and what was holding the game back. The result was new systems sitting next to the things that The Secret World had always excelled in.

It turns out The Secret World wasn’t the only part of Funcom to be remade. A decade of hardship helped reshape the company. In August, the considerably leaner company decided to show that change to the world by announcing a rebranding, complete with a new logo. Instead of tying its fate to single big-budget projects, the now profitable company is working on multiple smaller scale games. The Park, a horror game that released in 2015, may have been an early indication of this change—being a short, single-player experience instead of a giant MMO. With our best and cheapest The Secret World Accounts, get yourself with powerful items, pets and equipment, become the key player in each mission.

Funcom is currently developing Conan Exiles, an open-world survival game set in the Conan lore, which is currently in Early Access with an expected launch in 2018. Funcom CEO Rui Casais sat down with AListDaily to discuss the changes that have come to the 24-year-old company, what the rebrand means and how it is marching steadily to the future.

Ankama already publishes Wakfu worldwide outside of North America

Wakfu, the free-to-play MMO from Ankama Games that’s at the center of a transmedia universe, will no longer be published by Square Enix in North America as of March 1, the companies announced today. The publishing rights will transfer to Ankama, the creator and developer of the Wakfu brand and video game. Ankama already publishes Wakfu worldwide outside of North America.

Square Enix will be handing full responsibility and control of the game in North American markets over to the game’s developer, Ankama Games, starting March 1, 2013. This control includes community management, customer support, promotion, sales, marketing, and all other live operation duties. All characters and progress will not be affected by the transition. Buy cheap Wakfu Kamas via reputable seller, cheap, safe, no ban and no hack happened!

Our own Beau Hindman gave Wakfu his “The Bestest Ever” award for 2012 and the game has earned respect among many sandbox fans for its unique gameplay and mechanics. But recent layoffs at Square Enix had us all wondering how its MMO division would be affected. Despite claims to to the contrary less than a month ago, this is now a thing that is happening.

In France, Ankama’s Animation branch produced a cartoon series based on Wakfu, which will begin airing its second season next year. Square Enix hasn’t yet announced any plans to bring the TV show or other Wakfu-related properties to North America. Though Ankama’s titles aren’t that well-known in the States, its titles are extremely popular in French-speaking regions (e.g. France, Belgium, Switzerland) — Dofus alone has more than 35 million registered users. As of last April, 3.5 million of those users paid a $6.42 monthly fee to access all of the game’s content. If you want to know where to buy Wakfu Items, will be your best choice.

“Given our common knowledge of tactical fighting systems and engaging multiplayer experiences, Square Enix constitutes the ideal teammate for Ankama,” says Ankama’s CEO and co-founder Emmanuel Darras. “This teaming is a key factor for the success of Wakfu’s transmedia universe that includes the Wakfu TV series, the MMO, the trading card game, the manga, and the action figures.”