That meant a 30% total increase in sales over the past four weeks. Once bought, The Secret World is free-to-play with additional content requiring purchases; subs are still available.
The switch of business model for the rather unique MMO is all part of Funcom's on-going restructuring plans to bring costs down.
"We are building the basis of a very sustainable business," said Ole Schreiner, CEO of Funcom. "With a restructured organisation, we will have a joint team of the best-of-the-best working together to expand our existing online worlds and to create new, exciting and memorable online experiences such as our upcoming LEGO Minifigures game."
Funcom will be pursuing smaller but higher quality MMO projects in the future, like LEGO Minifigures.
The Secret World sees '400% increase in activity' after December relaunch
11 January 2013 | By Simon Priest