Funcom has officially released The Secret War phase 1 and players can now register their details to join their faction of choice in preparation for the second phase and beta registration. Players that have already registered through the old test do not need to do so again but Funcom states that if players are interested in earning items for use at game launch and learning more of the game then The Secret War is for them. There is no date for when the second phase will start but we do know that it is a social game in connection with Facebook as the signup requires connecting your Facebook Profile with your Secret War registration.
Here is a small section of the details on The Secret War.
The Secret World - Secret War Phase 1 Now Live,
So what's phase two all about?
One of our overall goals with The Secret War experience is to engage the community in the conflict between the three secret societies even before the launch of the actual game. We want them to forge a relationship with their secret society of choice, not to mention other members of the community. We feel that having that level of involvement makes waiting for the game all the more exciting for everyone in the community -- including us!
The second phase will introduce players to a web-based community game where they can perform various actions on a global map in order to expand the influence of their secret society and climb within their ranks.