Netmarble Scoops Up Mech-Fighting MMO RF Online

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor September 28, 2020
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Venerable free-to-play mech-fighting game RF Online is under new management. The Korea IT Times is reporting that Netmarble has signed a contract to acquire the IP from its previous owner CCR, effective today. A mobile version of the game will also be developed by Netmarble N2.

The Google Translate version of the Korea IT Times article quoted Netmarble's CEO, Kwon Young-sik, as saying, "We are expecting to be able to provide new and more unique games to users by combining RF Online's IP, which has been loved by domestic and foreign fans for a long time, with its mobile game development and service capabilities."

RF Online launched in Korea in 2004 and has been developed by for its entire lifetime by CCR, which has relied on a series of publishing partners, such as PlayPark and 4Game, to bring it to many parts of the world. It just had a major update earlier this year, Evolution, which changed how servers evolved, slowing the pace until more players were at max level.

Hat-tip to MMO Culture for discovering the news!

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In this article: rf online, Netmarble, CCR.

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)

ronald 2 years ago
plss release the rf online mobile i cant wait. it my. verry favorate games since 2008

rickshaw 2 years ago
I enjoyed this game a lot and would wander back in, its all good this combining thing.
P.S.
Can someone grab RedMoon and do a today update cheers.


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