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NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes

'Unethical' game closure is an article on the Korea Times where a fantasy author complains about the closure of City of Heroes, NCsoft's MMORPG (thanks Ant and Krnl_Mandrake via Slashdot). The article focuses on the backlash the move has inspired, though there is a quote from an NCsoft spokesperson offering a shred of hope for fans of the superhero game:

NCsoft’s Seoul-based spokesman Kim Yo-han said that terminating the service was a “strategic decision,” adding that “nothing had been decided on selling the game or other action afterwards.”

According to local industry analysts, the game has been bringing in 3 billion won ($2.76 million) every quarter. “It is hard to comprehend what NCsoft means when they said they closed it for strategic reasons,” one analyst said.

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13. Re: NCsoft: Nothing Had Been Decided on Selling City of Heroes Dec 6, 2012, 13:44 Hellbinder
 
logic and guessing?

You have a game that makes money and has a solid group of faithful players who really like it. Its being ran by a company with 80 employees in the west... You are in the east where stuff is way cheaper and you own the ip...

Seems like if I was a bean counter and it was me that is what I would do. 99% of people just want the game.. they don't care about paragon. 6 months from now you relaunch with a Korean developer with 20 people and pam you go from 3% profit to 10% profit or more.
 
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