The Secret World beta passes half a million sign-ups

Funcom’s upcoming fantasy MMO, The Secret World, has seen over 500,000 gamers sign-up for its ongoing beta.

Each player has to sign up to one of the three main factions: the Illuminati, the Dragon, and the Templars. From there on in people are free to test the game out.

Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas offered his take on the news: “We are thrilled to see the amount of interest The Secret World is generating among gamers and the press, and exceeding half a million beta registrations six months before release is definitely something we are proud of. The gamer interest in ‘The Secret World’ and the community size for the game is even greater than we experienced with Age of Conan at the same stage of development.  We expect the community size to keep on expanding at an ever faster pace in the coming months as we approach Open Beta and launch.”

Published by EA, The Secret World will launch in April next year. Make sure to check out the beta if you’re interested in this one.