South Korean gaming powerhouse NEXON, the publisher of many
free-to-play MMOGs including href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/856"
target="_blank">Mabinogi and href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/taxonomy/term/293"
target="_blank">Maple Story, have
announced the purchase of 67% stake in fellow mega-publisher Ndoors
Interactive. Ndoors is best known for its wildly popular href="http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/84007" target="_blank">Atlantica
Online, which accounts for a large portion of the
companies profitability. NEXON CEO Su-Min commented that NEXON has
been carrying out ongoing investment in the companies with outstanding
development efforts and that Ndoors, as well as an excellent
development capability with domestic and international publishing
capabilities would be a big help to expand NEXONs portfolio and to
carry out a global expansion policy. While it appears that this move
was strictly a financial one, it does make for good water cooler
conversation about what sort of games the company could make with so
many resources at their disposal. Stay tuned to Ten Ton Hammer for any
developments on this announcement.
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