According to an announcement made by Funcom this morning over one million users have registered to take part in the beta test for its upcoming MMO The Secret World. This "impressive number," they say confirms the game’s position as one of the "most highly anticipated massively multiplayer online games in the world." They also note that the number of players who want to try this game out early is much higher than the volume its previous MMO Age of Conan enjoyed.
"Shattering our previous beta records gives us great hope for The Secret World’s launch and its future," says Funcom SVP of Sales & Marketing, Morten Larssen. "Combining this positive number with the excellent feedback we have received from both beta testers and the press that have played the game, make us very optimistic for a successful launch of The Secret World."
Funcom also said that in just over a month nearly two million unique visitors have stopped by Funcom’s The Secret World websites. The company's social media experience has seen almost 250,000 users register to take part in the interactive pre-launch community initiative as well, with almost two million visits in just three weeks.
On May 11 Funcom will launch the first of several "Beta Weekends" where gamers get to sample parts of the content and gameplay that will be featured in the game when it launches on June 19. Anyone that pre-orders the game will get to play each of these Beta Weekends.
Finally, Funcom announced that it has teamed up with GameSpot to give away 100,000 keys to gamers in the US, UK and Australia this week on this giveaway page.