Korean publisher NCSoft has announced five new mobile games to drive growth in 2019.
The Investor reports that the companyâ€™s lineup includes Lineage 2M, Aion 2, Blade & Soul 2, Blade & Soul M, and Blade & Soul S – based on three of the companyâ€™s existing MMORPG franchises.
All five new titles are due for release in the first half of 2019, with CEO Kim Taek-jin acting as creative head of each.
â€œWe tried to make outstanding and unique mobile games instead of just rolling out copycats to join the mainstream when we first jumped into the mobile segment with Lineage M last year,â€ said Taek-jin, speaking a press conference.
â€œWe tried to inject new ideas and imagination into the new games that we could not incorporate in previous versions.â€
NCSoft is also working on undisclosed new PC and console titles, working with partners including Samsung and Microsoft.
On the former, an NCSoft executive commented: â€œSamsung is one of our important partners, and we will soon start a joint marketing scheme for games that can be played on its upcoming foldable smartphone.â€
With Microsoft, NCSoft stated that it is working on a broad range of technology partnerships including artificial intelligence, cloud and console games.