Electronic Arts and Funcom have today announced that the highly anticipated The Secret World has achieved gold status, and is now ready to enter manufacturing. In addition, Funcom is set invite thousands of gamers from all over the world into the third Beta Weekend for the company’s modern-day massively multiplayer online (MMO) videogame.
Starting on 15th June 2012, at 9am PDT and ending on 17th June at 11.59pm PDT, gamers will be able to explore a wealth of new content that was not available in the two previous Beta Weekends, including the Dragon and Illuminati starter experiences. Whereas players in previous Beta Weekends got to sample only the Templar starter experience and the troubled town of Kingsmouth, this weekend the videogame will be opened up to include the massive region known as The Savage Coast, as well as two epic dungeons: The Polaris and Hell Rising. This represents only a fraction of the content available at launch, but still spans over dozens upon dozens of hours of pure gameplay.
The best way to gain access to the Beta Weekend is to pre-order The Secret World. This grants access to all Beta Weekends leading up to launch. Funcom is also teaming up with major partners all over the world this week, including world-leading hardware manufacturer NVIDIA, to conduct a massive giveaway of keys that will enable play for this weekend only.
The Secret World is developed by Funcom and co-published by EA Partners, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. Set for release next month, Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on The Secret World.