What an age we live in, when an MMO launching with an actual price tag, and not a free-to-play model with hundreds of microtransactions making up the difference, is a rare occurrence. Or so it seems.

In any case, that's the route EA and Funcom have chosen to go with The Secret World, an MMORPG for PC that delves into conspiracy theories and brings every myth, urban legend and fairy tale to life in a modern-day setting.

The game launched today for $49.99, so if you're still down for buying games up front instead of as you play them, let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter.