08 Дек. 2001 г.|
XLGames recently announced the first closed beta for their upcoming fantasy MMORPG, ArcheAge.
Formerly developed under the code name Project X2, ArcheAge is a next generation fantasy MMORPG developed by XL Games and led by the designer of Lineage, Jake Song.
Accordign to the news from MMO Culture, XLGAMES has finally announced the charging model for ArcheAge Korea earlier today, which is the anticipated P2P subscription model. Trion Worlds has signed a deal with South Korea’s XL Games to bring the big-budget fantasy role-playing game ArcheAge to Western markets. Trion is the publisher of Rift, another fantasy MMO that also took about six years to make. Buttler also said that company will publish its MMOs on “any connected device.” His company is operating “games as a service,” where you launch a game and continually update it.
In ArcheAge, players choose a continent and then launch a virtual life in the online world.
Meanwhile, Buttler said that the company has delayed the launch of its End of Nations real-time strategy MMO.
ArcheAge has 3 in game continents, each with a different design element that runs through it.
XL Games' third-generation MMORPG ArcheAge is scheduled to start its 3rd CBT on May 24th and going for six days.
During the 3rd CBT period, some industry insiders will be invited to experience ArcheAge.
According to eastern MMO site MMOCulture there are foreign reports that state that XLGames will be announcing a full conversion of the Korean version of Archeage to a free-to-play business model on June. Enter your email address to subscribe to MMOpage and receive notifications of new posts by email.
Buttler said that the game generated more than $100 million in revenue for Trion in its first nine months, and the title will soon be coming out in China, one of the biggest MMO markets.
If I'm not wrong, Trion is currently second biggest MMO publisher in the west (right after Blizzard Entertainment), so If these guys won't be able to cope with an additional title, no other publisher is going to do any better. If they can manage to get a game as terrible as RIFT as popular as they did, then they should be able to do wonders with ArcheAge. He described ArcheAge as having an “incredible amount of polish.” Trion aims to launch the game later this year in North America, Europe, Turkey, Australia, and New Zealand.