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The Secret World's creative director explains why they got rid of subscriptions: to prepare for the end of the world

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The creative director of The Secret World gave a tongue-in-cheek interview today to Massively, explaining the real reason why Funcom has dropped The Secret World's subscription model: to prepare for the end of the world.

Creative director Joel Bylos says that given the Mayans have predicted that the world will end on Dec. 21, 2012, he wants to give everyone a chance to play The Secret World.

"We've just given everybody the chance to play The Secret World without a subscription, so I am hoping that as the world comes to a screaming halt, people will join me in the game and ignore the savagery and panic going on in the streets outside," he said.

"I've been preparing a bunker, just in case there is a way to survive. I plan to sit down there, in the dark, sipping Mountain Dew and eating Doritos and playing The Secret World until the servers stop. Which isn't that different from a weekend for me, except now I don't have to go to work on Monday."

Bylos' full interview where he talkes about his preparations for the end of the world and who he thinks is most prepared for it (hint: Lady GaGa) can be read in full here. His armageddon preparations can be seen in the video above.