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Gravity and Blizzard team up, kinda.

MeizMeiz Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Games and Technology
I just thought this was interesting news; having been one of the people who got involved with RO, I consider it to be the best mmorpg even with the rampant tweeners that dare to be dicks within the environment.

Here's the article I was reading:
Kotaku wrote:
It's just press release Saturday here at Kotaku! GRAVITY Co., the studio behind Ragnorok, has opened up a new US studio under the name of L5 Games, and has hired former Blizzard North employees to make games targeting the North American market. What kind of games remains to be seen, as the press release is pretty scant on information. L5 will be based in San Mateo, CA and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of GRAVITY:
GRAVITY, Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRVY) (the "Company"), an online game developer and publisher, today announced that the Company has formed L5 Games Inc. ("L5 Games"), a game development studio based in San Mateo, California, which will now be a wholly-owned subsidiary of GRAVITY Interactive, Inc., GRAVITY's operation in the U.S.
L5 Games has hired former Blizzard North employees who held leadership roles in successful franchises such as World of Warcraft, Diablo and the StarCraft and Warcraft series. Over half of the employees have more than 10 years of experience in game development and represent a variety of cultural backgrounds.
"We are happy to announce that former employees of Blizzard North have joined L5 Games as members of the GRAVITY family," commented Mr. Il-Young Ryu, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GRAVITY. Mr. Ryu added, "We intend to develop online games targeting the North American market, one of the fastest growing online gaming markets, with the outstanding developers of L5 Games who have a successful track record and thorough understanding of the culture of the North American market."

Link: http://kotaku.com/gaming/business/gravity-announces-new-us-branch-331619.php

I'm more interest in the potential product that might emerge from this partnership. Having recently been kinda dissapointed with Hellgate London, a game that's collecting dust as we speak, I'm optimistic yet prudent. That and I sure as hell don't see myself playing an mmo ever again however I have said that before.

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    HenroidHenroid Mexican kicked from Immigration Thread Centrism is Racism :3Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Well, because its a Gravity based company, whatever they turn out is going to suck. It doesn't matter if they managed to hire former Blizzard North employees.

    Edit - The K_A sig / avatar showed up, I seriously thought you were him.

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    MorninglordMorninglord I'm tired of being Batman, so today I'll be Owl.Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    A ragnarok online style game with better skill trees and faster levelling re diablo?

    My gf would think she's died and gone to heaven. She loves the cute of that game.

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    WienkeWienke Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    I can't wait for the day I get to read
    Random game studio hire former janitorial teams from Blizzard! Random game studio VP boasted "Our commitment to a clean office shows after bringing over talent from Blizzard. We are excited about the future opportunities in the world of cleanliness this will bring!"

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited December 2007
    Over half of the employees have more than 10 years of experience in game development and represent a variety of cultural backgrounds.
    :lol:

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