And it looks pretty amazing already.
Hot damn! The highly anticipated MMO The Secret World - a crazy and fascinating blend of modern-day visuals, Lovecraft, ancient mythologies, and magic - had a presentation at Game Developer's Conference 2012. Up until now, this was all left under wraps, but Funcom finally put it on Youtube in its entirety. And it's a real blast to watch.
The entire video is a real treat, but I am absolutely in love with the way they built the hub cities - just a small peek at the city in Seoul, South Korea is fascinating. The way he talks about it and builds it, it looks more like Troika Games' masterwork Vampire: the Masquerade: Bloodlines, with the dense urban environment and multiple important locales. And Joel Bylos, speaking at the time, says that was on purpose.
Funcom's team at GDC covers everything - storytelling, backstory, world building, hub cities, items, experience, hacking, monsters, leveling up (as there are no 'levels' and relies on skills'), combat, and the like. Even if you aren't excited for the Secret World - and I don't know why you wouldn't be - you should watch this video.