NCSoft Brings On Former EA/LucasArts/Zynga/Kabam Developer To Oversee All Western Development

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor May 18, 2018
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We've heard of CEOs, CFOs, and COOs, but I can't say I've ever heard of a CDO. That's the new title for industry veteran Chris Corry, who was announced yesterday as NCSoft's Chief Development Officer, a newly created role that will see him "responsible for overseeing all development in the west."

That's a pretty all-encompassing role, one which might mean Corry will have an influence on Blade & Soul, Aion, Guild Wars 2, and WildStar, as well as the Lineage franchise. While his most recent jobs were at Kabam and Zynga, he's got a strong non-mobile, non-social media gaming background, judging by this biographical profile:

At EA Los Angeles, he was the development director of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth, senior development director of The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth II and Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, and executive producer of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

That said, given the outstanding success of Lineage M in Korea, it wouldn't be surprising at all for Corry's main task to be replicating that success in the West.

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Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (3)

XZibit 3 years ago
Yo Dawg, I heard NCSoft likes loot boxes so I will put loot boxes in your loot boxes so we can loot boxes

yup 3 years ago
So basically going to cash grab every future title.

KSib 3 years ago
Basically just don't make poor decisions like the previous team to sabotage yourself. MxM might have actually lived but they just kept making poor decisions over and over and over....


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