Sunday, March 8, 2009
Blade & Soul
Blade & Soul - Beta Testing Q4/2009, Commercialize in 2010.
Blade and Soul - The Next-Generation MMORPG in development will be coming in Q4/2009 for beta testing.
Kim Taek-Jin - NCSoft CEO says: "In 2009 plan of NCSoft, we will announce beta testing of Blade and Soul in Q4/2009 and commercialized in 2010. Some main and in-developing products will be showed through in 5/2009 - NC Media Day 2009".
About the game plan for the question: "Japan - the console market, people like to play games in PS3, Xbox360, NDS, PSP and PC-Based Online Games is a very minor market. How about the console-based development of these major title like Aion, Blade & Soul ?", Kim Taek-Jin said: "Blade and Soul is in development, but even if you consider the console version, I think Its development may be added soon. A gap between the console and online market is very narrow, a lot of situations, technical issues, quality of the game, server, network, almost no problem. However, online and console, the keyboard, mouse and remote controllers and 'interface' environment is different. At all, That is a part of the real barrier and User interface should solve the problem."
Meanwhile, Aion: The Tower of Eternity - NCSoft's Fantasy MMORPG rise in domestic sales last year. Based on the 2009 management, NCSoft expect that they can reach the goals 36-44% increase in revenues with 470-500 billion won and profit up 137% with 100 billion won. In the first half of this year, Aion will be commercialized China, in the second half, North America and Europe is expected to enter service, but the plan can be restructured.