Tag Archives: lineage
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 | 15:43 GMT
Lineage has made $1.8 billion in the 15 years since launch in 1998, NCsoft has announced. The medieval fantasy MMORPG has become more popular in South Korea over the year, and has millions of subscribers. The game is also available in Chinese, English and Japanese markets. Lineage 2, set 150 years before its predecessor, was released in 2003 and has been played by more than 14 million users, with the majority in Asia. The game went free-to-play in 2011. Lineage 3, known as Lineage Eternal, has been in development since 2011, and a beta schedule will be released around the end of the year. Thanks, Kotaku.
Mon, May 13, 2013 | 02:28 BST
As new purchases of Guild Wars 2 tail off, publisher NCSoft has noted a dramatic drop in sales revenue – but is still very much back in the black after a few chancy years.
Tue, May 17, 2011 | 16:07 BST
While NCsoft showed slips in both profit and revenue for the first quarter today, the company has told VG247 it plans to “steal headlines” at gamescom in August and has massive plans for 2011.
Wed, May 11, 2011 | 22:13 BST
NCsoft has announced over on the Lineage site that the North American game servers will be closing for good on June 29.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 | 13:35 BST
NCSoft’s sent out word that Lineage, City of Heroes and Guild Wars are all celebrating their anniversaries today, with festivals, competitions, updates and new expansions.
Thu, Feb 10, 2011 | 18:20 GMT
NCsoft has released its financial results for its fiscal year 2010, and it finds the company reporting record breaking consolidated sales operating profit.
Sat, Nov 07, 2009 | 17:42 GMT
NCSoft has revealed during its financial report for Q3 of its fiscal year that Aion has sold more than 500,000 units in North America and 470,000 in Europe.
The Korean publisher’s financials are up 112 percent to KRW166 billion ($142 million) with net income for the July-September period at KRW46.9 billion ($40 million), which is a 836 percent year-over-year increase, with Aion contributing to 52 percent of those figures.
MMOs Lineage contributed 16 percent, City of Heroes/Villains 4 percent and Guild Wars 3 percent.
Revenues from Korea accounted for 48 percent with North America, Japan, Europe, and Taiwan following in that order.
Tue, Oct 27, 2009 | 11:31 GMT
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 | 18:58 BST
NCsoft’s announced a ton of in-game Hallowe’en events for its MMOs, bringing seasonal quests, costumes and contests across across Aion, City of Heroes, Guild Wars, Lineage, Lineage II and Exteel.
It’s all very spooky. All details, including dates, are listed after the break.
Wed, Aug 12, 2009 | 19:04 BST
NCsoft has reported a sales and income increase for Q2 fiscal year 2010, with net income at $27.1 million which is up 451 percent compared to the previous quarter.
Sales increased 70 percent to $110.5 million, operating profit rose 353 percent year-over-year to $38.1 million.
Aion: The Tower of Eternity, already out in Korea, Japan and Taiwan, made up 34 percent of those sales with Lineage 2 bringing in 31 percent, and Lineage 23 percent.
Based on Q2, the company has raised its revenue guidance by 17 percent to $470 million, with operating profit forecasted at 80 percent to $144.4 million.
NCsoft’s latest MMO, Aion, is expected to launch in the US and UK September 22 and 25, respectively.
More over in GI.biz.
Fri, Jun 12, 2009 | 21:27 BST
Steam’s weekend sale enters the realm of MMOs with titles ranging from 20-75 percent off.
Here’s the list:
- Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures – $9.99
- City of Heroes Architect Edition – $15.99
- EVE Online: Apocrypha – $7.49
- EverQuest Secrets of Faydwer Starter Pack – $15.99
- EverQuest Seeds of Destruction All-In-One Compilation Pack – $31.99
- EverQuest II Rise of Kunark Starter Pack – $15.99
- EverQuest II The Shadow Odyssey – $9.99
- Guild Wars Trilogy – $39.99
- Lineage – $7.99
- Lineage II: Gracia & trade Final – $15.99
- Pirates of the Burning Sea – $15.99
- Vanguard Saga of Heroes – $15.99
Some of those are pretty cheap, actually.
Thanks, Evil Avatar.
Fri, Feb 13, 2009 | 20:51 GMT
NCsoft’s reported Q4 financials, showing a 22 percent loss despite an 11 percent sales rise.
The news comes nipping at the heels of lay-offs and restructuring reports on Wednesday.
Fans wanting Guild Wars 2 will suffer because of this, with the game has been pushed into 2010/2011 to focus more on the release of MMO Aion this year.
Having proved so successful in Korea, the company plans on releasing Aion in Japan in the third quarter. The US and Europe will get the game in Q4.
More over on Massively.
Wed, Feb 13, 2008 | 18:04 GMT
NCSoft’s just reported full year 2007 results, showing sales of $355.1 million and an operating profit of $53.3 million.
Although the company saw its sales drop 3 percent year over year, operating profit, pre-tax profit, and net profit increased 14 percent, 24 percent and 18 percent, respectively.
The report reveals that Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa has grossed $5.4 million since launching last year. Lineage and Lineage II increased revenue by 35 percent and 4 percent respectively in the fourth quarter compared to the third, while City of Heroes and Guild Wars fared less well, seeing sales drop 6 percent and 29 percent respectively.
Not much forward-looking stuff in there, just confirmation that Aion, as well as some casual games, will hit in the coming year.