Nexon opens Computer Museum on the 27th of July. It is erected by NXC, the holding company of Nexon, with $13.49 million investment at Jeju Island.
At 1st floor, visitors could find the first personal computer from Apple, which only 6 are existed in the world. There is also the copied version of the world first mouse as well as various computer hardware such as speakers, Graphic cards and the storage devices.
At 2nd floor, visitors could enjoy the classic shooting games from Space Invader to Raiden. There are rare collections including classic games at 3rd floor.
The museum is opened from AM 10:00 to PM 08:00 during summer season and closed on Monday.
Nexon, the publisher for Warface from Crytek, held Media conference for the Korean service. Nexon satisfied with the result from OBT because every aspects of the game show positive results.
According to OBT analysis, 47.4% of OBT participants enjoyed both PvP and PvE while PvE only user is 28.7% and PvPer is 23.9%. They also choose each class almost evenly – Rifleman 25%, Medic 25%, Engineer 24%, Sniper 26%.
PC Bang occupation rate is getting higher. Users who play the game at PC Bang could get benefits such as accessible to various weapons without Vendor Points, +20% more XP, Game Points and Vendor Points, Instant Resurrection Coin for PvE mode. As a result, 40% of the total participants have played the game through PC Bang.
Nexon promised they will keep the nature of high quality classic FPS game and add in-game items that never affect to the game balance. Therefore, Nexon will charge to PC Bang only and let individual gamer play the game free.
In Russia, more effective weapons in the game could be purchased in cash. However, Nexon think it will not work for Korean gamers. That makes Nexon to choose a different commercialization method in South Korea with Crytek supports.
NDC 2013 (Nexon Developers Conference) was held from 24th to 25th of April at COEX, Seoul, Korea. Since Nexon has acquired NCsoft, popular MMORPG Blade&Souls from NCsoft also joined the event.
Hosik, Kim from NCsoft talked about how they embedded movie scenario writing methods into Blade&Souls.
Stories and quests in Blade&Souls have been created based on ’12 steps of Heroes’ by Joseph Campbell. In addition, they all consist of 3 stages like movies. 1st stage is about introducing the characters, issues to face and establishing the goals. All adventures to archive the final goal would be presented in 2nd stage, while the climax is on 3rd stage.
Beside Blade&Souls, participants have enjoyed concept arts from various Nexon’ games such as Mabinogi 2. Nexon also revealed concept arts from Vindictus(Mabinogi Heroes)’s next chapter.
2 most well-known Online Soccer franchises are about to clash – FIFA Online 3 Vs. Winning Eleven Online. NHN made a partnership with Neowiz Games to make Winning Eleven Online better. Neowiz Games will provide a channeling service for Winning Eleven Online and promote the game based on their experience from publishing FIFA Online.
NHN told “Behind of Success of FIFA Online, Neowiz Games were there. We would like to learn their know-how by cooperating with them.” Neowiz Games also need a substitute for FIFA Online because they had to shut down FIFA Online service with the expiration of the publishing contract with EA. NEXON is a publisher for FIFA Online 3.
NHN also plan to improve Winning Eleven Online as well. After 1st CBT, NHN decided to change the game engine to improve graphics and the movement of athletes. The previous engine will be replaced by the same version that used for Winning Eleven 13. The changing process has been done more than 6 months already.
NHN plan to reveal new Winning Eleven Online between May to August this year.
NEXON announced 4th quarter revenue as well as revenue for 2012 on 13th through TSE(Tokyo Stock Excahnge). NEXON recorded $1.38 billion for 2012 revenue, which 24% is increased comparing to 2011. Revenue in Japan has been increased a lot since NEXON acquired Gloops, a mobile game company.
NEXON declared that they are going to approach to the Japanese mobile game market more aggressively with the acquiring of Gloops in last October. According to the announcement, NEXON recorded $130 million revenue during the 4th quarter of 2012 in Japan only, which 72% is increased comparing to the same period in 2011. Considering NEXON recorded $91.5 million revenue for the 4th quarter in Korea, Japan market’s revenue overtook Korean market’s revenue already. NEXON also acquired another Japanese mobile game company – inBlue. NEXON expects better revenue from Japanese market in 2013 because NEXON made a contract with DeNA who is operating one of biggest mobile game platform Mobage, in January.
NEXON will launch Warface from Crytek and Pro Baseball 2K from 2K Sports during the first half. DOTA2 from Valve and Counter Strike 2 Online will be ready for the second half. NEXON did not leave a comment on Maple Story 2 and Mabinogi 2. Cyphers is scheduled to launch at the end of 2013 in China.