has taken the wraps off its business model for The Secret World
, and the upcoming horror-conspiracy MMORPG will ship with a traditional subscription model. That's not all, though. In a post on the official forums, community manager Oliver "Tarib
" Kunz says that the game will also feature microtransactions and a cash shop.
The blurb mentions Funcom's desire to steer clear of "pay-to-win" scenarios by limiting the item store to clothing and convenience items. "Character power in The Secret World
will be determined by how well you play the game, not how much money you are willing to put into it," Kunz writes.