Intrepid Studios, the team behind Ashes of Creation have just announced their publisher for the European region: My.com, the publisher behind Allods Online, Skyforge, and Revelation Online. “Publisher My.com is proud to announce a partnership with Intrepid Studios for its Global Publishing plans. In Europe and CIS, the studio will work together with My.com and Mail.Ru. This partnership will ensure the tools necessary to make Ashes of Creation not just the dream for all MMORPG players, but a reality that will change the future of the genre.” Fans of the game have voiced their displeasure at Intrepid choosing a company known for making their games heavily pay to win as the publisher in the EU. However, the company went on to state “These titan publishers are firm believers in the creative vision we have for the world of Ashes and will help us make the greatest MMORPG possible. I would like everyone in our community to be aware. Intrepid will maintain 100% creative … [Read more...] about Shocking News For Fans Of Ashes Of Creation! My.com Publishing The Game In Europe!
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Kakao is a massive South Korean company, and as most MMO fans reading blogs probably know, video games are just one element of that business spread. The company owns internet subsidiaries covering everything from chat programs and blogging to fashion and even an Uber clone. Its gaming sector, however, has been one of its most prosperous, having picked up over $131 million in investment this year from companies including Tencent, Netmarble, and Bluehole. Now it’s putting some of that dough to work by investing almost $17M into an e-sports developer, Neptune, apparently believing in the “growth potential of the esports market.” A year ago ahead of its IPO, Kakao merged all of its games-related holding into one outfit, Kakao Games Holdings. It currently runs MMORPG Black Desert, holds publishing rights on PUBG in South Korea, and is set to serve as the western publisher for Bluehole’s steampunk MMO Ascent: Infinite Realm, which you’ll recall went on a tear … [Read more...] about Black Desert and Ascent Infinite Realm publisher Kakao is investing in esports
It’s happening, people, it’s really happening. Bless Online is heading to the west, for real, after months of speculation. Aeria Games has signed on to publish Bless in both North America and Europe, according to Steparu. There is no timetable for the import as of yet, but it’s exciting enough to know that the MMO is on its way overseas. We’ve known since February that Bless had ambitions to release in NA and EU, although we had previously heard that Daum was going to handle the game in the west. We’ve been keeping an eye on Bless’ development in Korea, including the title’s server merge, its world bosses, its open-world PvP, and how it is structuring its endgame. Source: Press release, Steparu Update: Here’s the press release! AERIA GAMES SIGNS DEAL WITH DEVELOPER NEOWIZ GAMES TO PUBLISH MMORPG BLESS Partnership Will Bring Prominent, Cutting-Edge MMO to Western Territories SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – April 19, 2016 – In a … [Read more...] about Aeria Games to publish Bless Online in the west
ARC Games, previously known as Perfect World Entertainment, is one of the leading North American online games publisher that almost exclusively works with free-to-play MMORPGs. The North American division was founded in 2008 and they have published over 10 popular titles including Star Trek Online and Blacklight Retribution. The company re-branded themselves as "ARC Games" in 2014. Official Site: ArcGames.com Company Size: Large (500+ Employees) Region(s): Global Year Founded: 2004 Phone Number: 650-590-7700 Email: [email protected] Perfect World employs around 500 people at their North American location in Redwood California. They acquired sister companies, Runic Games and Cryptic Studios and helped put out big games such as Torchlight in recent years. Many of their games can be found on the popular PC gaming platform, Steam. The company launched their own Steam-like service "ARC Games" for their own titles as well as their affiliates. … [Read more...] about ARC Games (Perfect World Entertainment) Publisher Profile
Yesterday, Massively OP put together a piece on MMO company Daybreak Games Company and its corporate overlords, chronicling the US government’s asset freeze of Russian megacorp Renova on down the chain to its subsidiary Columbus Nova, which has for three years been the nominal owner of Daybreak since it parted ways with Sony and dropped the SOE name. The twist? When reached for comment on the story, Daybreak informed the editors of Massively OP that our understanding of Daybreak’s ownership was in error. Stunning the MMORPG community and beyond, the company spokesperson insisted it had “no affiliation with Columbus Nova” and that former Columbus Nova rep Jason Epstein “is and has always been the primary owner and executive chairman of Daybreak Game Company” since its founding in February of 2015. When pushed for clarification, Daybreak told us that the “distinction was never corrected in the past, so [it is] correcting that now.” Like … [Read more...] about Daybreak update: Chief Publishing Officer Laura Naviaux has left the company