As the latest beta testing phase for the forthcoming The Secret World videogame approaches, developers Funcom have announced that over 1.3 million gamers are now registered as potential beta testers. This figure shatters all previous company records including that of its previous massively multiplayer online (MMO) videogame, Age of Conan.
The company is regularly inviting more and more from this pool of people into the ongoing and very successful closed beta. A recent survey among the tens of thousands of testers, who have played in the closed beta, confirms that the vast majority is enjoying the videogame and will play it at launch.
“We are very encouraged by both the numbers of beta registrations and the positive feedback we are getting from our testers,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. “The fact that so many gamers want to play The Secret World combined with the high purchase intent among testers is something we consider a very positive indicator.”
The company recently announced that The Secret World has achieved gold status, and that production of physical units has started. These will soon be rolled out to retail in preparation of launch on 3rd July 2012, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on The Secret World.