NCSoft Q3 Financials: Steady As They Go, B&S 2 And Aion 2 Coming Next Year

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor November 14, 2019
Share:

NCSoft's Q3 2019 financials are out into the wild, and the raw numbers don't provide for a whole lot of swell talking points. Most games are slightly up in revenue for the quarter, with Guild Wars 2 being slightly down. Overall company sales are down a whopping 3% this quarter and 1% year-over-year. Burn it all down!

So, in an effort to provide something more to talk about, I listened to the conference call and its Q&A session. That provided at least a few more interesting tidbits to discuss, such as the fact that Lineage2M is launching in Korea on Nov. 27. The game "broke records" for having seven million players sign up for pre-registration, which seems like the sort of thing companies don't usually keep records of. NCSoft is probably hopeful L2M can provide the same kind of boost Lineage M did when it launched back in Q2 2017 and sent mobile sales skyrocketing.

As for other games in the pipeline, Blade & Soul 2 and Aion 2 are both on track to still launch next year, though exact timing and strategy is still being worked out. Lineage Worldwide, a.k.a. Lineage W also on the horizon, though no date was given. For that, NCSoft realizes it needs "a new approach" to make the game successful across the world, which could be good news for Western gamers who were dissatisfied with Lineage's grindy nature. The chibi-style Blade & Soul S also doesn't have a launch date, though it's supposed to launch "overseas" first.

You can check out the NCSoft financial statement on the company's investor relations page.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

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 (2)

Arkanpher 2 years ago
Same sh*tty B&S models in UE4 shaders...NCSoft finally hit the seabed. Nothing else to say.

paul 2 years ago
B&S2 is going to be mobile lol

The lighting is improved from the original B&S, but it still looks like a bunch of reused assets cobbled together. That fact alone tells me they probably didn't put much effort into the development. It'll be a moderate success at best.


You May Enjoy

RuneScape Is Throwing A 300 Million Created Accounts Party And Double XP Event This Month To Celebrate Milestone

RuneScape Is Throwing A 300 Million Created Accounts Party And Double XP Event This Month To Celebrate Milestone

Going over two decades strong, it was only a matter of time.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Chimeraland’s Newest Update, “Attack Of The Tyrant” Brings A Wide Range Of Prehistoric Beasts To The Game

Chimeraland’s Newest Update, “Attack Of The Tyrant” Brings A Wide Range Of Prehistoric Beasts To The Game

Nothing will tricera-top this colossal update.

By Aspen Pash - 13 hours ago
Vantage's Story Is A Sad One And The Latest Apex Legends Trailer Shows Exactly What The New Legend Is After

Vantage's Story Is A Sad One And The Latest Apex Legends Trailer Shows Exactly What The New Legend Is After

The new Sniper variant will be added in the Hunted update.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 2 weeks ago
Always Online Podcast: League of Legends MMO's Early Reveal, Hi-Rez's DKO, And Sony Cries About Call of Duty Ep 442

Always Online Podcast: League of Legends MMO's Early Reveal, Hi-Rez's DKO, And Sony Cries About Call of Duty Ep 442

Sony says CoD can be a console sales issue while Xbox claims Blizzard doesn't make "must have" games.

By Michael Byrne - 1 week ago
World Of Warships Brings Back The ‘Puerto Rico’ And Celebrates The 200th Anniversary Of Brazil’s Independence

World Of Warships Brings Back The ‘Puerto Rico’ And Celebrates The 200th Anniversary Of Brazil’s Independence

Godzilla and King Kong are back too, because why not?

By QuintLyn Bowers - 1 week ago
Start Your Investigation: Hearthstone's "Murder At Castle Nathria" Expansion Is Now Live

Start Your Investigation: Hearthstone's "Murder At Castle Nathria" Expansion Is Now Live

Comes with 135 new collectible cards, an "Infuse" keyword, and more.

By Anthony Jones - 2 weeks ago
See More
Live Giveaways