Joel Bylos, Game Director of The Secret World, has started a web series full of almost as much mystery and intrigue as the game itself. While contemplating the alleged “End of the World” on December 21, 2012, this first video log follows Joel’s thoughts on how to get more people to play The Secret World before the coming Apocalypse. The video has some funny tidbits and culminates in Joel crashing a Funcom board meeting and telling the head honchos to “Drop the Sub” and have the “Subscription not Required”.
While the video focuses on these thoughts and the date 12-21-2012, it stops short of actually advertising the game as going Free-to-Play. The video series is “to be continued” and more details are sure to come out in the next few days.
So what does it all mean? Will The Secret World shift to a fully free to play model? Will it drop the subscription and still require a box purchase a la the Guild Wars 2 payment model? Looks like the last few days on earth should be interesting… at least as far as The Secret World is concerned.