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Nexon sells off its NCSoft shares

Nexon has sold off its 15 per cent stake in South Korea publisher NCSoft. As reported byBusiness Korea, sales of the shares were worth $533.7m in cash. During the sell-off, NCSoft CEO Kim Taek-jin increased his stake in the companyfrom ten per centto 12 per cent by acquiring 440,000 shares. …

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WildStar’s free-to-play switch dated

NCsoft has confirmed precisely when its MMO WildStar will become a free-to-play title. The game, once touted as a possible World of Warcraft beater, will drop its subscription charges on September 29th. Current subscribers are already able to access the closed beta of the free-to-play version of the game and …

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Wildstar free-to-play revamp enters closed beta

Wildstar’s upcoming free-to-play re-release has entered closed beta, developer Carbine Studios has announced. All current subscribers of the game have access to the test, as well as non-subscribers who have received a closed beta key – which anyone can sign-up for by visiting Wildstar’s official website. Carbine and publisher NCSoft …

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NCSoft’s journey to the West

In its native Korea, NCSoft is one of the top three games publishers alongside rivals, Nexon and SmileGate. The firm has long had a presence in the West, and has been behind MMO titles such as Guild Wars and WildStar. But now the company is looking to accelerate its growth …

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New-look NCSoft West eyes rapid American and European growth

NCSoft is ‘accelerating’ its Western expansion with an aim of becoming one of the biggest games businesses in Europe and the US – just like it is in South Korea. Speaking exclusively to MCV, NCSoft West’s SVP of publishing and business services John Burns said that the firm has finalised …

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MMO WildStar is going free-to-play

One year after its launch NCSoft has announced that sci-fi MMO WildStar will be going free-to-play this autumn. Developer Carbine has said that this decision was taken to open the game up to more users. The switch to free-to-play was hinted at earlier this month. WildStar launched last June and …

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NCSoft bringing MMO Blade & Soul west this winter

NCSoft has revealed its MMORPG Blade & Soul is heading west, with a release planned for North America and Europe later this year. Siliconera reports the confirmation for a western arrival of the title comes three years after it was initially announced by the publisher. NCSoft is currently allowing fans …

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Steam listing hints at Wildstar free-to-play switch

NCsoft’s sci-fi MMO Wildstar could be in the cusp of abandoning subscription charges. A new listing for the game on SteamDB suggests that the game will be free-on-demand” whenever it eventually appears on Valve’s service. That’s the name used by all free-to-play games on Steam. The data is mined from …

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