G-STAR 2016 will be held between November 17-20 in Busan, South Korea and it's supposed to be the largest one in the history. However, NCsoft
, one of the biggest game companies in South Korea and a leading MMO developer, will likely be absent. Goha
report said NCsoft was boycotting G-STAR 2016 for not being allowed to host a Blade & Soul tournament on the show floor.
NCsoft believed the B&S tournament won't cause any trouble or inconvenience to the attendees and other exhibitors, while the G-STAR organizers thought diferently. If NCsoft miss G-STAR 2016, we probably won't hear anything about Lineage Red Knights
and Lineage Eternal
On the other hand, Smilegate hasn't confirmed to attend the convention, which would disappoint fans of Lost Ark. The absence of NCsoft and Smilegate will directly benefit Nexon, who has secured nearly one third of the show floor as their booths together with their partners. You can see that at the floor plan below.
From what I see now, G-STAR 2016 will be more international, and it will have VR area. Still it could be big disappointed that we may not be able to see several of the most anticipated MMORPGs there.