Kakao Games, publisher of Black Desert Online has obtained the publishing rights for Project W (working title), the upcoming MMORPG from TERA developer Bluehole. Project W’s talent includes Project Director Hyung-Jun Kim, former Chief Art Director at NCSoft. Kakao Games is not just publishing this MMO in North America and Europe, it’s also investing in Bluehole Corp.
“I am thrilled to be working with Bluehole, one of the best blockbuster PC online game developers in the industry,” said Kye-Hyun Cho, Kakao Games CEO. “I see this event not only as a major cornerstone in our global expansion, but as an opportunity for both parties to grow.”
Gang-Seok Kim, Bluehole CEO, said, “What has deeply resonated with me was the strong will of Kakao Games to take the lead in the global market by discovering and securing competent titles.” Gang-Seok Kim also added that he would “pour out every resource there is to make a product that surpasses anyone’s expectations for an MMORPG.”
Considering Kakao Games’ business model for Black Desert, it’s apparent that Project W could also go the buy-to-play route, but we’ll let you know when we have more info.