CVG was able to get Funcom's Erling Ellingson to talk about The Secret World, an as-of-yet unannounced MMORPG the development studio has been "secretly" working on.
Q: What kind of MMO is The Secret World - heavily combat-based, quest-based, more social-based...?
A: I think you'll find a nice mix of all of these aspects, but there will definitely be a lot of exciting combat and exploration. You'll find fighting classes that are not at all standard for massive online games, such as the martial artist.
As with Age of Conan, we're also putting a lot of effort into making huge, believable environments. And hey, you know how much emphasis Funcom puts on the social element in our games!
And, of course, we're known for our strong storytelling abilities, and we will make sure that The Secret World enjoys our tradition of making games heavy on story.