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Garriott quits as NCsoft profits tumble 50%

Garriott quits as NCsoft profits tumble 50%

Leading MMO developer and publisher NCsoft has reported a 50 per cent drop in profits for the financial quarter ending September 30th – and has also been dealt a blow ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 12th 2008 at 10:05AM in News
NCsoft announces new subsidary to manage all Western offices

NCsoft announces new subsidary to manage all Western offices

Big changes are afoot at NCsoft - the Korean-owned MMO firm has announced the formation of a new subsidiary which will take over the management of all its teams in ...
Michael French
by Michael French
on Sep 10th 2008 at 9:07PM in News
NCsoft closes Euro development outfit

NCsoft closes Euro development outfit

NCsoft is to close its European development team just a year after its founding.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2008 at 4:03PM in News
NCsoft reports $5.9m profit in Q2

NCsoft reports $5.9m profit in Q2

NCsoft has posted a net profit for its Q2 in 2008-2009 of
$5.9 million – down 42 per cent year-on-year.

by Tim Ingham
on Aug 13th 2008 at 11:55AM in News

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NCsoft playing the long game

NCsoft playing the long game

Having enjoyed a rise in operating income and profit in the company’s Q1 financials, NCsoft Europe boss Geoff Heath told MCV that its recent success was largely down to the ...
by Tim Ingham
on Jun 4th 2008 at 6:43PM in News
Profits and sales up at NCsoft

Profits and sales up at NCsoft

The MMO specialist has released its financial results for the quarter ended March 31st, in which both profits and sales were up.

by Neil Long
on May 15th 2008 at 11:44AM in News
NCsoft unveils £1.99 starter packs

NCsoft unveils £1.99 starter packs

MMO specialist NCsoft has launched a series of ‘Starter Packs’ for its major franchises Guild Wars, City of Heroes/City of Villains and Lineage II, priced at £1.99.

by Neil Long
on May 14th 2008 at 3:37PM in News
Unreal Engine 3 snapped up by NCsoft

Unreal Engine 3 snapped up by NCsoft

NCsoft plans to build two new online titles using Epic's Unreal Engine 3.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 26th 2008 at 10:03AM in News

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NCsoft profits up

NCsoft profits up

Lineage and Tabula Rasa were the key drivers in NCsoft’s full-year financials, which saw an overall sales drop of three per cent, but an operating profit, pre-tax profit and net ...
by Neil Long
on Feb 14th 2008 at 10:47AM in News
ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: EA to swoop for NCsoft?

ACTIVISION BLIZZARD: EA to swoop for NCsoft?

After the emergence of Activision Blizzard this week, industry rumour-mongering has gathered pace over which rival publishers could make the next move.

by Neil Long
on Dec 5th 2007 at 3:23PM in News
NCsoft looks to expand non-games business

NCsoft looks to expand non-games business

Next-Gen reports that leading global MMO firm NCsoft is looking to expand the internet technology side of its business on the back of a recent dip in the firm’s share ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 26th 2007 at 10:40AM in News
NCsoft Europe prepares to double in size by 2009

NCsoft Europe prepares to double in size by 2009

EVER-EXPANDING MMO publisher NCsoft has revealed that it is giving its European European development capabilities a huge boost – doubling in size in the next 18 months alone.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 19th 2007 at 11:52AM in News

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NCsoft acquires City of Heroes IP

NCsoft acquires City of Heroes IP

MCV sister site Develop reports that more City of Heroes games are due from NCsoft, but the MMO firm will no longer be just the publisher of the games - ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 7th 2007 at 9:57AM in News
NCsoft unveils Carbine Studios

NCsoft unveils Carbine Studios

MMO specialist NCsoft has lifted the curtain on its new wholly-owned California-based development outfit Carbine Studios.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 5th 2007 at 11:53AM in News
NCsoft plans Brighton expansion

NCsoft plans Brighton expansion

Leading MMO games publisher NCsoft has announced that it is to expand its current base in Brighton, creating over 100 new highly-skilled jobs, following investment from the South East England ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 26th 2007 at 2:08PM in News
MMO market lacks innnovation, says Garriott

MMO market lacks innnovation, says Garriott

NCsoft's Richard Garriott has opened the main two-day Develop conference with a speech dissecting the MMO genre he helped build, saying games developers have failed to add anything new to ...

by Tim Ingham
on Jul 25th 2007 at 12:00PM in News

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Incomes surge at NCsoft

Incomes surge at NCsoft

Korean MMO specialist NCsoft has reported an impressive set of Q1 2007 financials, with sales totalling $91.2 million, operating income reaching $18.4 million and net income hitting $15.2 million.

by Ben Parfitt
on May 8th 2007 at 11:30AM in News
Lineage III code stolen

Lineage III code stolen

Authorities in Korea are investigating seven ex-NCsoft employees from the firm’s South Korean HQ who have allegedly aided in the leak of code from the publisher’s upcoming MMO title, Lineage ...
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 30th 2007 at 12:00PM in News
NCsoft creates first games apprenticeship

NCsoft creates first games apprenticeship

NCsoft is piloting the UK’s first Apprenticeship in Quality Assurance and Games Production, in partnership with City College Brighton, PartnerTrans and Skillset.

by Tim Ingham
on Apr 12th 2007 at 11:30AM in News
NCsoft invests for the future

NCsoft invests for the future

The Korean games firm announced consolidated sales of KRW 338.7 billion (USD 361m) in 2006, but pre-tax profit dropped 41 per cent to KRW 50.0bn (USD 53.3m).

by Lisa Foster
on Feb 7th 2007 at 11:45AM in News