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Kye-Hyun Cho, CEO of Kakao Games (pictured left) and Gang-Seok Kim, CEO of Bluehole Inc. (pictured right) sign strategic partnership.

Kakao Games and Bluehole Announce New MMORPG Code-Named Project W


Kakao Games enters strategic partnership with Bluehole and invests in upcoming AAA MMORPG

November 3, 2016 - Kakao Games Corp has obtained the publishing rights for Project W (working title), an upcoming MMORPG from Bluehole, in North America and Europe. Project W is Bluehole’s latest title following the award-winning Tera, and aims to bring back the fundamental joys of playing an MMO. Veteran developers assigned to it include Project Director Hyung-Jun Kim, former Chief Art Director at NCSOFT.
 

The addition of Project W to Kakao Games’ large-scale MMO lineup marks the next step in the publisher’s efforts to service high quality titles for a global audience. To this end, Kakao Games will be investing in Bluehole Corp in addition to publishing Project W.
 

“I am thrilled to be working with Bluehole, one of the best blockbuster PC online game developers in the industry,” said Kye-Hyun Cho, Kakao Games CEO. “I see this event not only as a major cornerstone in our global expansion, but as an opportunity for both parties to grow.”
 

Gang-Seok Kim, Bluehole CEO, said, “What has deeply resonated with me was the strong will of Kakao Games to take the lead in the global market by discovering and securing competent titles.” Gang-Seok Kim also added that he would “pour out every resource there is to make a product that surpasses anyone’s expectations for an MMORPG.”

More information about Project W will be revealed at a later date.

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About Bluehole Inc.
Bluehole, Inc. is a leading game developer that is specialised in making high fantasy MMORPGs. It was behind the award-winning MMORPG Tera, which was famed for its rewarding skill-based combat and beautiful graphics. Now it is hard at work to make “Project W” a reality. This new AAA MMORPG will be published in North America and Europe by Kakao Games. For more information on Bluehole, Inc please visit the official website.

About Kakao Games
Kakao Games Europe B.V. is a leading online games publisher. Founded in 2015, Kakao Games is currently focused on publishing the critically acclaimed MMORPG Black Desert Online in North American and European markets. The company recently announced that it will publish Bluehole's upcoming MMORPG "Project W" in North American and European markets.
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