In this amusing video from The Secret World team, Game Director Joel Bylos talks to Funcom corporate to get them to drop the subscription model so everyone can try it before the end of the world*.
On December 21st at 11:11 UTC the world is coming to an end. Apocalypse. The last goodbye. The final curtain call. Whether you believe in it or not, there is one man who does: Joel Bylos, Game Director on ‘The Secret World’ and now self-professed 2012 doomsday prophet.
Mr. Bylos – known primarily as the happy-go-lucky Australian who has brought much joy to hundreds of thousands of gamers through his work on ‘Age of Conan’ and ‘The Secret World’ – has just released a video where he begins chronicling his final days on earth
Could this mean a drop of the game's subscription model? I guess we'll have to stay tuned to Funcom on YouTube to find out.
For those who haven't played, The Secret World blends elements of MMO gameplay with alternate reality gaming and social networking in an original setting with contemporary elements.
Imagine if every myth, conspiracy theory and urban legend was true. Imagine a world where you can become anything you want to be, without restrictions such as classes or levels. This is the premise for The Secret World, Funcom’s newest massively multiplayer online game set in the modern-day real world.
*Probably not the end of the world