The video game market is constantly expanding, with new studios growing and trying to make their mark on the industry. To that end, it’s up to veteran developers and publishers to seek out new talent so that the best games can be made under their banner, and thus raise their own value in the marketplace. For Nexon Korea, they’ve been very busy doing exactly that. The last 2 years they’ve been going around investing in young studios in order to get new titles, and it’s worked very well. But now, a new deal may just be their biggest one yet.
Studio Moai Games, which is in South Korea, has already received funding last year from certain investment groups to make games, but now, Nexon has signed the global publishing rights for its first game, which is known for now as Project 라파누이/. What makes this title so important to Nexon? Well, it’s about what the title is meant to be.
Project 라파누이 is going to be a mobile MMORPG, one that is developed on the Unreal Engine 4. But wait, it gets better, because Project 라파누이 will also try and get a full PC MMORPG experience onto the mobile platforms it’s developed for. That’s right, the Moai Games team want a fully and complete MMORPG experience on the go.
Now it’s true that there are MMORPGs on phones, but they often have a lot of limitations, and Moai Games wants none of those. They want you to be able to roam free worlds, ones with massive landscapes and areas to explore. They want a global PvP battlefield for you to fight on, and even put different realms against each other if they can help it. Moai Games is filled with some industry veterans, so they may just be able to accomplish what they set out to do.