What Korean MMORPGs You Want to Play in 2016?
Open world MMORPG gets some Minecraft elements, and that's MapleStory 2. The most distinct features is the ability to design your own in-game clothes for your character. The Korean version has started open beta in July 2015 and done well so far. In the western market, Nexon has revived Dungeon Fighter Online in 2015 and looks forward to bringing more titles to the market. MapleStory 2 is apparently a good choice.
Possibility to play in the west this year: 35%
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Diablo style action MMORPG is no new thing in the market. But Lost Ark gets persistent open world, impressive visuals, cinematic dungeons, and lots of classes. Many western publishers must have seen this game, and good news is Lost Ark has confirmed the first oversea market - China. That means Smilegate is open for negotiation for oversea release.
Possibility to play in the west this year: 10%
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It seems that Civilization Online is developed for global market at the very beginning although it will be first released in South Korea. 2K Games launched the global official site when they announced the game and it would make no sense if they don't release the game in the west where millions of fans have played the franchise for years.
Possibility to play in the west this year: 45%
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