The Secret World Business Model Revealed: Subscriptions and Microtransactions
Funcom has revealed The Secret World’s business model during today’s quarterly financial presentation. Those who were hoping for a free-to-play model will be disappointed to learn that the game will feature a traditional paid subscription model combined with micro-transactions through an in-game store.
The in-game store will focus mostly on convenience items and character customization items such as clothing. The developers were emphatic that character power will not be determined by how much money players are willing to invest in the game and that store items will not give an unfair advantage to those who purchase them.