Bless

Update (June 8, 2017)

As of today, it’s official. Gamigo has issued a press release announcing they have cancelled negoations with Neowiz on bringing Bless to Europe and North America. The official announcement states that the two companies terminated the contract by “mutual agreement” adding that the decision was due to the game not meeting the quality standards of both companies.

Gamigo COO issued the following statement:

“Together with Neowiz we have come to the conclusion that the technical difficulties cannot be overcome, so we agreed not to complete the game for our respective markets. This has not been an easy decision for us and we put a lot of thought into this step. On the other hand, we have a number of interesting new releases coming up to complement our already strong portfolio, so our players can look forward to several new games in the near future.”

Update (June 7, 2017)

Confirmation that Western servers have been scrapped is being reported by Korean gaming sites who claim that Neowiz and Aeria games have officially cancelled their contract. Instead, Neowiz will be concentrating on the Japanese server due out later this year.

Original Post (June 5, 2017)

The fate of Neowiz’s Bless as a Western port may again be uncertain. According to MMORPG.com, Gamigo / Aeria Games is rumored to have pulled out of the publishing deal citing quality concerns. The pullout was revealed to the site via an anonymous tip containing what they’ve stated is “fairly substantial information.”

While MMORPG has reached out to Gamigo for some sort of confirmation, they haven’t yet received any. So, it would be wise to take this with a grain of salt for now as there have been rumors of Gamigo pulling out in the past that were — at the time — untrue according to representatives for the company.

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  1. Slaymay on June 11, 2017

    I try pretty much every MMO that catches my eye and this one seemed to be the best of them all in a loooooong time. I played it pretty much in the russia version but didn’t get to the endgame mass content where the engine shows it worse side I hear. Because otherwise I liked the game very much even with the “old” combat system which was just a regular tab targeting if we set aside the awful try at action combat that you can turn on in the options.

    Sad to see these news eventho I don’t think this stops the game from eventually coming to the west under some other publisher. I’m sad because now it will take even longer.

  2. Alex on June 7, 2017

    Aeria is a shady company, and a shitty one of course, and Bless is a game with:
    1: the worst possible engine i have ever saw
    2:the worst engine optimization
    3: thousands of bugs
    4:even the combat system they are reworking is shit
    5:the first bless trailer came out years years years ago, i think in 2013, players have been waiting for this game forever, and most of them played it on russian and korean version and realised how shit it is, its the same as Revelation online
    and most of all, you can’t even play it properly on a decent medium/high end rig, and for the quality of the graphics is has to offer compares to the resources it needs to run properly its totally shit, the engine at the moment needs way way more resources than Black desert online to run properly

  3. Anti-Aeriagame on June 6, 2017

    That is million lucky that those milking company pull-off games, i rather play a low profit or unknown company then the well-known “Aeriagame”, please stop this gaming industry and move on to others..

  4. ioi on June 6, 2017

    Aeria Games couldn’t put enough of their Eden Eternal copy paste cash shop in the game, so they quit.

  5. MrGrim on June 6, 2017

    if aeria of all has quality concerns.. im pretty worried about the game o.o

  6. Aeria@suck.forever on June 6, 2017

    Good news

  7. rickshaw on June 5, 2017

    Since when does a host worry about gaming quality. (see crappy steam)
    This is a dev thing not a host sites, who’s role is make a popup launcher, hosts the server and networking side,
    They are the babysitters of the game world and have little authority but to throw ideas, faults & serve it.
    If they drop out, there are plenty of other hosts that will do the job.

    • Curst on June 6, 2017

      How is it possible that people who have no idea what they are talking about always have the most stuff to say? You can’t even tell the difference between publisher and digital distribution platform. Just a hint: one of them has to pay for the rights to publish a potentially unsustainable game and the other one gets paid for putting the game on their list.

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