Seoul, Korea– May 26, 2009– Lizard Interactive’s globally played fantasy MMORPG title Cronous successfully officially opened service in Taiwan on May 20 with the number of concurrent users quickly reaching over 5,000. The Taiwanese online game market is one of the most competitive markets in the world with new games constantly being launched. Lizard Interactive CEO Sang Wook Lee commented,“The successful launch of Cronous was largely due to the innovative and extensive marketing and promotional strategies of XtraVision Entertainment, Lizard Interactive’s publisher for Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao”.
In order to ensure that XtraVision encountered no unexpected problems, Lizard Interactive sent a team of programmers to assist on site before and after the launch. This decision paid off as the number of users surged and four additional servers had to be installed quickly to accommodate them.
XtraVision Entertainment Chairman Victor Wu commented,“Originally, we had planned for 9 servers, but due to the overwhelming number of users, 4 servers were added. We plan to continue to add servers as the number of users increase and are confident that we will reach our goal of 10,000 concurrent users for Cronous.
XtraVision Entertainment signed a publishing agreement for the game portal NeoFun.com operated by Lizard Interactive and its games in January of this year. There was extensive localization of Cronous for the Taiwan market for four months before its launch on May 20 with a new name for the Taiwanese market as Crusades 2. XtraVision is now preparing the launch of two more MMORPGs, Sho Online and Land of Magic in the second half of this year.
For more information on Cronous Taiwan, please visit the official game homepage, www.cro2.com.tw.
Press Info: Tae Sun An
About Lizard Interactive Co., Ltd.
Lizard Interactive Co., Ltd., established in 1996, is a leading game software developer based in Korea. Lizard Interactive has won numerous government awards for contributions to the game industry, the most recent for innovation in game software development. MMORPG titles include the globally popular‘croNous’ ( cronous.neofun.com) and‘Sho Online’ ( shoonline.neofun.com) and casual MMO‘FunFun’ ( funfun.neofun.com). Recent addition is the classic MMORPG Land of Magic ( lom.neofun.com) which will undergo closed beta test on February 26, 2009. All these fun and exciting games can be found at the free global games portal, NeoFun ( www.neofun.com). The creative progress is always ongoing at Lizard Interactive.