February 21, 2012 by Paul Curtin
MMO gamers looking for a new sci-fi game after hitting the level cap in last year’s biggest MMO, Star Wars: The Old Republic, are now going to have to wait a little longer with Funcom just announcing that The Secret World has been pushed back. Funcom’s latest MMORPG that was originally expected to arrive sometime in April has just been given an official launch date of June 19, 2012. Funcom’s creative director, Ragnar Tørnquist, commented to RPS on the summer release date:
“The additional time will also allow us to carry out even more quality beta testing, and soon we will also be announcing several public beta events where hundreds of thousands of gamers will get to test the game prior to launch.”
There’s no question that MMOs need beta events in order to test certain elements of the game and server hosting abilities, so this delay was expected and should be welcomed by most hardcore RPG grinders. Hopefully BioWare will come out with some good new major content for SWTOR to help gamers pass the time as they wait for The Secret World‘s beta and while Funcom irons out the rest of their game to make their summer release schedule. If you’re interested in playing early, you can sign up for The Secret World‘s beta right now on their official site.