Daol Investment & Securities researcher Kim Ha-Jeong seems to believe that not only would a short delay be good for Throne and Liberty, but it's also a move that's on the table for NCSoft according to Insight Korea.
It is his belief that while delaying Throne and Liberty will be a small hit to the short-term stock price, a delay would mean bigger sales for the game overall and more players.
"Blizzard Entertainment's new 'Diablo 4' is not an MMORPG, but the previous 'Diablo 3' and the MMORPG 'World of Warcraft' showed self-cannibalization," Kim Ha-Jeong said (translated by Google), "and even if the game quality was insufficient, it attracted many users in January and February. It is a masterpiece game to be played, and TL wants to absorb Western MMORPG users, so if the release date overlaps with 'Diablo 4', the initial marketing effect may not be fully enjoyed.”
Kim Ha-Jeong also said that he expects around 1 million initial players on Steam upon Throne and Liberty's release.
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