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Thu, Dec 08, 2011 | 12:19 GMT
NCSoft European head Véronique Lallier has left the company to head to Warner Bros as its VP of digital publishing in its international arm. Lallier became Managing Director in 2009 after joining the company in a marketing role in 2005. The company will now take a “flat management” approach, according to MCV, with Sarah Rogers in charge of sales, while PR boss Cat Channon heads up corporate communications.
Warner’s also appointed Stefan Lampinen as the company’s Managing Director in Nordic regions, where he joins from Game Advisor.
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 | 17:40 BST
NCsoft MMO Aion now has more than 300,000 activated pre-orders ahead of its western launch later this month, Euro MD Véronique Lallier told VG247 yesterday.
“Aion’s starting to achieve nice numbers,” said the boss. “We are over 300,000 activated pre-orders in the West.
“It’s looking healthy. It’s nice and healthy two weeks before the launch… It looks very good at the moment.”
Aion project lead Christian-Peter Heimbach added that the game’s real western test will come post-launch.
“We have a strong belief in the game,” he said. “We know the quality… and we also have hard numbers, as Vero already confirmed. We’re happy to say that we’re really confident.
“The next thing to prove, of course, is that we can keep this up. I think there’s a solid audience out there eager to play a new MMO, so I think we’re on a good path.”
Aion releases on September 22 in the US and September 25 in Europe.
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 | 20:53 BST
NCsoft Europe publishing MD Véronique Lallier has confirmed to VG247 that the company’s previously mentioned PS3 MOG has been shelved.
“We did an announcement a few years ago about signing a contract with Sony, and actually, to be honest, we didn’t put anything into the market,” she said, speaking at the publisher’s UK, Brighton office yesterday.
“We are not working on anything at the moment. The project we were working on was casual gaming, actually; not something we continued, unfortunately.”
Lallier added that console games are still part of the company’s “strategy, but nothing in the pipeline.”
The exec added that NCsoft is “still looking at opportunities” in the console space.
“This is my own opinion, and I’m not quoting NCsoft here: I think the platform is not console or PC, but it’s the internet,” she said.
NCsoft said in early 2008 that it was to announce and show its PS3 game towards the end of last year. Never more.
Update: We said in the original draft of this story that this game was an MMO. NCsoft’s asked us to clarify that the title was actually an MOG, and we’ve edited the piece to reflect this.