Analysts consider NCsoft’s 2016 prospects: Guild Wars 2, WildStar earnings dip predictions
Last March, Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo Securities wasn’t that hopeful on the financial future of WildStar. Little has changed in the firm’s opinion for 2016, as it predicted that WildStar’s profits will drop almost to nothing this year, even after its free-to-play transition in the fall of 2015.
Guild Wars 2 isn’t off the hook in the firm’s eyes, either. The studio says that it expects NCsoft to report “slightly disappointing earnings” for last quarter due in part to weaker sales of Heart of Thorns.
It’s not all doom and gloom, however. KDB thinks that 2016 will be an overall strong year for NCsoft and most of its games, with a revenue bump of 11.4%. It points to the release of some of NCsoft’s mobile titles to thank for that and predicts that Lineage Eternal will be unveiled and go into beta in the second half of this year.