Funcom has released a batch of blog entries detailing The Secret World's presence at Gamescom last week. As we reported, the biggest news to come out of the convention is that the MMO will launch in April 2012 and a social media campaign will kick off on August 26 to get players to register for the upcoming beta. Senior Assistant Community Manager Glen 'Famine' Swan clarified the purpose of this new beta signup in the first Gamescom blog entry:
"If you were one of the cool people that signed up for beta way before hand, then don’t worry, your application is still very valid and secure. We do however encourage everyone to sign up again on August 26th. This will give you the opportunity to join the Secret War experience and collect some awesome rewards."
So one of the most important things to take away from Gamescom is that all interested players should sign up for The Secret World beta when the Secret War experience begins on Friday. For Funcom's full Gamescom recap, check out the blog entries for day 1, day 2, and days 3 and 4.