Last Thursday, NCsoft announced the development of Lineage W and calmly opened pre-registrations. Two million onlookers were logged in in 15 hours, setting a new speed record in Korea.
Some days ago, NCsoft officially unveiled Lineage W, the next MMORPG in its series of Lineage, and introduced the game as an almost universal title, distributed around the world on mobile platforms, PC and consoles, to attract both new players and veterans.
We also remember that NCsoft intends to launch the game this year (releasing a short time to promote the game), and without organizing large beta testing phases to show Lineage W before its launch. According to NCsoft, the power of the license alone will be enough to attract gamers.
Obviously, the developer was not wrong: NCsoft claims the registration of two million pre-registrations within 15 hours of the announcement of the project. According to the study, this would be a speed record for an MMORPG.
If the figure is impressive and certainly indicative of the curiosity aroused by the game, perhaps it should nonetheless be relativized a bit: Lineage W pre-registrations were simultaneously open to all global players and on both mobile and PC devices, where the previous record holdersLineage M and Blade & Soul II) were the subject of (pre) releases mainly in Korea and only on mobile devices.
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