Funcom’s upcoming MMO The Secret World has had its release pushed back a couple of months in order to further polish the finished product. Originally slated for an April 2012 release, the extra few months will be used to further improve and tweak core systems and deliver performance increases for players.

“Allowing for even more time to polish the game really shows just how much faith Funcom as a company has in ‘The Secret World’ and how committed we are to making it the best it can be,” says Creative Director and Senior Producer Ragnar Tørnquist. “The additional time will also allow us to carry out even more quality beta testing, and soon we will also be announcing several public beta events where hundreds of thousands of gamers will get to test the game prior to launch.”

Beta feedback thus far has been positive, with players commenting favorably on the game’s core features such as the role-playing systems, combat, missions, dungeons, story and immersion.

The Secret World is an MMO set in the modern world, incorporating fantasy elements and story-based questing. For more information, visit the official site.