Nexon, the company reported their Q1 2019 earnings report today and numbers were impressive across the board; the company reported revenues of $848M for the quarter, up 3$ year over year with net income (profit) coming in at $487M. Revenues came in strong thanks to the continued strong performance of Dungeon Fighter Online, which remain's the world's highest earning MMORPG. As with previous reports, the bulk of Nexon's revenue came from China, followed by South Korea. PC made up 83% of revenues while mobile came in at 17%. Nexon's pipeline includes the same titles we saw last quarter. No word on when titles like Final Fantasy XI mobile or Mabinogi Mobile are coming out just yet. Interestingly, Final Fantasy XI R (mobile) is listed under North America & Rest of the World, so we'll definitely be getting it eventually. Source: Q1 2019 Investor Presentation FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about Nexon Reports Record Q1 2019 Revenues
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Things are heating up for The Elder Scrolls Online 2019! Zenimax Online Studios has finally revealed some juicy information about the upcoming DLCs and Chapter that has got us players really excited. Here’s the 5 most important things you need to know about ESO 2019 and the season of the dragon. The Whole Year Is Tied Around A Singular Story Featuring Dragons For the first time ever in Elder Scrolls Online 2019, the entire year will follow a single main plot line. This means, the DLCs and Chapter this year will have narrative continuity with recurring characters, plot lines and of course, dragons. 2019 is ESO’s fifth anniversary and Zenimax Online Studios has decided to try something different, and bring dragons back in the grandest way. Players can already pre-order the Elsweyr Chapter right now to receive in-game rewards like mounts and cosmetics. The first DLC, The Wrathstone, features two dungeons and will be the first content we can expect in Q1 2019. Expect it on the … [Read more...] about 5 Things You Need To Know About The Season Of The Dragon: Elder Scrolls Online 2019
The MMO genre is in a strange and uncertain place right now — but also one that is quietly thrilling. We’ve long passed the days where studios were pumping out World of Warcraft retreads in the hopes of hitting the same formula that made Blizzard’s title so successful. We’ve seen some major projects fall by the wayside (we’re looking at you, Project Copernicus and EverQuest Next) while crowdfunded efforts and indie studios have picked up the MMO torch to start venturing into risky and undefined territory once again. So as MMOs forge forward, so do players looking for the next exciting thing. Every year Massively OP likes to put together a list of the developing games that you should keep an eye on, and here are 10 (plus some extras!) MMOs that should be making waves in 2019. See anything on this list you’ll be playing? Let us know in the comments! 1. Torchlight Frontiers The combination of a cult favorite ARPG series with a straight-up MMO design has … [Read more...] about Perfect Ten: MMOs to watch in 2019
Italian game developer Dynamight Studios has announced today that Pre-Alpha testing for its upcoming SpatialOS-based title Fractured is going to start this Friday, November 30, at 6pm CET (12pm ET). The upcoming testing phase is set to last for about two months and is going to involve between 100 and 150 players, chosen among the most active and engaged in the community. Participants are required to sign a strict NDA that prevents them from releasing footage and other types of information about the game. Together with this announcement, Dynamight Studios has also stated that the launch of Alpha 1 has been postponed from its original target of December 2018 to Q1 2019, with late January 2019 being the new earliest possible date. Unlike the Pre-Alpha, Alpha 1 and all its subsequent testing phases won’t be subject to any restriction on the publishing of game content. Moreover, while access to the Fractured Pre-Alpha is based solely on community engagement and is … [Read more...] about Upcoming Sandbox MMORPG Fractured Is Entering Pre-Alpha This Week
NCsoft’s first quarter 2018 financial results are in, and it’s… kinda OK? Guild Wars 2 saw a big drop-off, though that’s to be expected since the previous quarter saw revenues from Path of Fire. “GW2 sales dropped 32% QOQ but increased 66% YOY, as some of the 2nd expansion pack effect was included,” NCsoft notes. Blade & Soul continues to perform well QOQ, though it’s lost a quarter of its revenue YOY, and Aion revenues surged, NCsoft says, “fueled by the change in the monetization scheme.” Lineage itself at one time seemed to drive the company all by itself, but it’s down QOQ and YOY too. So is the company’s mobile games branch, which was riding high on Lineage M last year but is now “stabilizing” at what one might assume is a more realistic number (which is still higher than the five big MMORPGs combined). As MMO Culture reports, the investor call itself admitted that Blade & Soul II for mobile has … [Read more...] about Revenues for all NCsoft MMORPGs are down in Q1 2018 except… Aion?