On January 26, Webzen has taken over 100% share of the ownership of YMIR Entertainment, the developer of <Metin 2> which has reached the biggest CCU in Europe.
In Europe, <Metin 2> has been known as a game overwhelmed <World of Warcraft> with more than 300,000 CCU. It is being serviced in 18 languages include Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and so on.
According to the 2010 Korean Game White Book, about 7m active gamers from only Europe enjoys <Metin 2> published in Europe by Gameforge.
Webzen is looking forward to expanding the cooperation with Gameforge in order to create global business and better synergy which ultimately increase its own brand value?dramatically?upon the acquisition of the IP of <Metin> series.
“Asia has leaded the online game so far but the Europe market will gradually grow significantly. The acquisition means our first step forward the opportunity and earnest start for Europe oriented ‘Global Webzen’ with diversifying channeling and expanding global line up for the potential overseas market,” said ChangKeun Kim the CEO of Webzen.