Pearl Abyss held their Q1 2018 earnings report conference call on May 11th and has made several announcements in regards to the future of Black Desert Mobile, the mobile rendition of the popular PC MMORPG Black Desert Online. Inven global reports that Black Desert Mobile will receive new PvP content including Conquest War and Battlefield in the coming months and is working towards the global version.
Bless Online Confirmed Founder’s Packs & Base Game Prices – Early Access Release Date Set For May 30th
Neowiz has finally broken their silence in regards to the release date of the early access and founders packs of Bless Online. The game’s Early Access on Steam will be playable on May 30th at 10:00 AM PDT. There are three tiers of Founder’s Packs available as we found previously that are priced at $39.99 for the Standard Edition, $69.99 for the Deluxe Edition and a whopping $199.99 for the largest pack, the Collector’s Edition. Each of these packs will include the base game and and those who purchase any of the Founder’s Packs will receive a two day head start that will start on May 28th 10:00 AM PDT.
On top of this, we also now know that the base price for Bless Online’s early access will be $29.99 (prices may vary per country). All of these prices and items included are confirmed by information given in the Bless Online press conference that occurred today in San Francisco, California.
Netmarble has released the latest major update for Lineage 2: Revolution, their open-world mobile MMORPG and it comes with a new massive PvP mode and other new content to the game. The new 200-player Castle Siege PvP Mode will allow three clans to work together in attempts to conquer an opposing clan’s castle. The biggest motivation to win will be the Castle Conquer Shop, the Conquer Buff, and the Trading Post Tax Reward. The castle siege pre-season has already begun along with Castle Siege Festivities that grant players increased EXP rates for all characters.
Blade & Soul‘s latest update titled Eternal Night is now live as of today and it brings new raid dungeons with it!
The new 12-man raid, Nightfall Sanctuary Part 1 throws players in with the Celestial Emperor’s automaton guardians. Players must complete The Emperor’s Tomb – Chapter 5 to partake in stopping Chol Mugo from gaining more strength and power.
Project TL or Project “The Lineage” is NCSoft’s newest venture with the 20 year old Lineage franchise. The in-development project will be the remake of NCSoft’s unreleased Lineage Eternal game and will act as the sequel to the original Lineage game. While not much is known about Project TL’s gameplay, we know that it will offer a single character system that Lineage Eternal lacked and will be an MMORPG created with Unreal Engine 4.
NCSoft released their first quarterly earnings performance report today which is paired up with a lengthy Earnings conference call. In this quarter’s call, Jae-Soo Yoon, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of NCSoft has stated that Project TL is running very well in terms of development and NCSoft has a very positive evaluation of its development team. As a result of that, they believe that they would be in a position to conduct Closed Beta Testing for Project TL within the second half of 2018! Of course, this will most likely apply to Korean players only.
Ascent Infinite Realm, the upcoming steam-punk themed MMORPG broke silence last week by showcasing the inhabitants of its game world in People of Nousgard. As promised, Kakao Games Community Manager Praballo has shared another lore blog post. This time he has showcased the ferocious Creatures of Nousgard. As a disclaimer, he states that some of the artwork are still works in progress and may be different later on in the game.
Worlds Adrift, the upcoming “community-crafted MMO” will launch into Early Access next week on May 17, 2018. In celebration, indie developer Bossa Studios has arranged an extravagant way of “launching” the game by having guests play the game 150 feet above the ground. They have created a life-size skyship that will be propelled above the Chelsea College of Arts in London that will be fully decked out with twenty game stations.
Two days from retirement and a not so unlucky Aman policeman catches the biggest case of his career. The Lockhart heiress, Analee, at age 18 has been found dead in an alley at the edge of Bastion. En Masse Entertainment is putting the case forward to the entire TERA community to solve the murder mystery.
Titled Claw & Order, a spoof of the long-running Television series Law & Order is an interactive murder mystery that follows an original storyline set in the world of TERA. Fans are encouraged to follow the clues online and share theories in the official En Masse Discord server or other gaming communities.
Watch the video below and go to the official TERA site for more information.
NCSoft Q1 2018 Earnings Report Shows Blade & Soul As Strongest Non-Mobile MMO While Aion Sales Increase
NCSoft’s quarterly earnings report for Q1 2018 have just been released and while the company’s giant spike in mobile games revenue continues to even out, several MMORPG titles appear to be making a comeback.
Guild Wars 2 sales dropped by 32% in comparison to the previous quarter. This is to be expected considering the stabilization after the success of the Path of Fire expansion in Q4 of 2017. Aion’s sales jumped by 48% which was fueled by the change in monetization scheme. Comparing the sales of NCSoft’s top PC games, Blade & Soul is leading the way as their highest source of income from PC games. As a speculation, this could be the result of the combination of a large number of updates done to Blade & Soul in the recent months and the hype from Blade & Soul Mobile at the end of last year.