According to Korean sources, the game developer giant NCSoft is apparently working on a new MMORPG that goes under the name A2. Let’s look take a look at the details available.
Korean news site The Fact reports that A2 is being developed by a so-called Seed unit (separated departments). NCSoft is an active member of the MMORPG industry, running major titles such as Aion, Blade & Soul and the Lineage series. The A2 project currently seems to be a PC MMORPG in development.
What seem quite exciting, is that the game might just be linked to Aion. Does this perhaps mean that we will soon get to see an Aion 2? It might, as Aion’s playerbase has been dreaming about a sequel for a long time, especially because some aspects of the MMORPG are slightly outdated and the engine is not perfectly optimized. Another question also arises. NCSoft is not exactly known for pushing out games at a fast rate, judging by how long it took for them to localize Blade & Soul for western regions. Does this mean that we will have to wait years to get to see A2 become reality?
Aion still has a decent playerbase and constant updates are released with new content. If A2 is indeed linked to Aion, then it will be interesting to see whether the original storyline is continued. The Fact reports, “NCsoft is developing ‘A2’ as a PC online game in a market where mobile games are showing strong growth.” This is quite a valid statement, if we look at how many MMORPGs are now receiving mobile game spin-offs, like ArcheAge, Icarus and Devilian.
We are really excited about the A2 project, and truly hope that NCSoft will reveal more about the A2 project soon. We will strive to bring you more on the matter, once an announcement is made. Please also keep in mind that the details presented above are according to our translation attempts from Korean.