2015 Is a Lusterless Year for New MMORPGs in Korea, Only 5 Survived
The first half of 2015
- ELOA - open beta on Jan 20 (NA version is published by Webzen, available now)
- Football Manager Online - open beta on March 12 (No NA/EU version)
- Azera - open beta on April 8 (No NA/EU version, 2nd CBT in China now)
Among them, only Hearthstone is from abroad with the rest three are all developed by Korean game companies. After ELOA entered into open beta, its best rank is in the 13th of the leaderboard, which is not bad but it only lasts for 6 months and then its rank started to decline. Football Manager Online is developed by SEGA Korean company. Though Football Manager is a famous single player game, the online version is about up to the average with a highest rank at 46 and disappeared from the charts in only 2 weeks. As for Azera, an adult MMORPG aiming for male players only stayed in the list for 11 weeks.