MMO Week in Review: The Secret World’s June relaunch (May 14, 2017)

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This week, Funcom announced that The Secret World will morph into Secret World Legends just shy of its spring plan, landing on June 26th. Funcom even sat down with us for a lengthy video interview as we poked and prodded for answers about the state of the game and the path that led the studio to give the cult favorite such a drastic makeover.

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Read on for the very best of this week’s MMO news and opinions.

Perfect Ten: My MMO hate list - One thing that I strive for in my professional career is basing things on sources more robust than my own biases. That's not to say I believe I can remain…
Russian Pokemon Go player sentenced over blasphemy law - The 22-year-old Russian vlogger convicted of playing Pokemon Go inside a church has been hit with a 3.5-year suspended sentence. Ruslan Sokolovsky was found "guilty of inciting hatred, violating religious feelings and…
Microsoft is working on a secret VR MMO - Microsoft and MMORPGs haven't had the best of relationship in history, with the company approving and then canceling several promising games over the past couple of decades. But the software…


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Every week, get caught up on the MMO genre’s latest news and Massively OP’s best content in our MMO Week in Review! Want more roundups of content? Try Friday’s Betawatch for MMO testing highlights, Saturday’s Make My MMO for MMO crowdfunding updates, and Sunday’s The MOP Up, which mops up all the little bits of news we didn’t cover anywhere else.