When Funcom first began talking about relaunching its occult-themed MMO The Secret World in February, most of us assumed it would consist of some general upgrades — maybe tweaks to combat and graphic upgrades, and the free-to-play conversion. As it turns out, it’s a bit more than that.

Today, the developer revealed the new Secret World Legends. Along with the announcement came the launch of the new-ish game’s beta and a name change on the TSW social networks. It also came with a lot of questions from players.

As it turns out, the new game is apparently different enough in format that Funcom is electing to refer to it as an action RPG rather than an MMO. The core gameplay has been reimagined to make it feel more natural and intuitive. It’s also designed differently enough that any current TSW players will need to start from the beginning, like everyone else. There won’t be any of that transferring your current character stuff — although players can transfer the name and certain items from a single character in their roster. Grand Master players will also be able to carry over their lifetime sub.

The downside to all of this is that Funcom will no longer be creating new content for The Secret World. The content that is there will remain, but all future episodes will only be available in Secret World Legends. This means that veteran players who want to continue their story will have to move to the new game. To make sure this was the case, MMOBomb reached out to Funcom and was told by Game Director Romain Amiel:

Future content will be for Secret World Legends, but we will keep the classic servers running.

All future story content and quest content will be free. One of the main reasons we are relaunching is to enable us to release the rest of the story content for Secret World Legends. We will be releasing the first part of Season 2 later this year.

To get more information on how this change will impact veteran players, as well as benefit new ones, we’re currently working on an interview with Funcom. Be sure to check back for it later today.

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  1. LutheBear on March 30, 2017

    TSW is amazing, its hard to get into the Game but if you get the good skills abd the way how to play, you wi love it. i played more than 2800h in it. Give it a try, it is an hidden Gem out there. I am glad funcom will not give up on it.

  2. death to the system on March 29, 2017

    if they say ”f2p” and the game starts to be like starwars old republic or eve online then we are being trolled,if they really put this game f2p i think will be nice i was looking to play this game since years i dindt started because the game worked with dlc stuff and i watched videos and saw comments on forums and etc people saying that the game was ”trash” the stuff i saw was sufficient to make me not want to play but now im seeing this news here im wondering if they keep their words and make this game legit f2p without dlc or b2p stuff then for sure i will download and see if the game is awesome now.

  3. Richard on March 29, 2017

    b2p again or f2p is the real question here lol.

    • Magicman on March 30, 2017

      Will be F2P as listed in the article.
      Thanks!

  4. Richard on March 29, 2017

    Wonder what the price will be. or wil it be f2p? hmm.

  5. Joemammy on March 29, 2017

    Awesome play station 2 graphics fail

    • Townes on March 29, 2017

      Joemammy, The Secret World is the MMO with the best questing and setting out there, so if you want that, don’t mind the graphics, just try the game.

    • The Grumpie on March 29, 2017

      YOU ON drugs boy? we on TSW look forward to this. combat revamp more action baste gona be what this game need. and free transfear from old acount to new clinet is nice.

      • DioCane on March 29, 2017

        excited my ass, months/years of progress down the drain

        • Cappie on March 29, 2017

          Double edge sword. It’s possible to be both Excited about the revamps but displeased with the lack of character progress transferring over.

        • hovsep smbatian on March 30, 2017

          you can still play the original tsw

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