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.