Ex-World of Warcraft dev Stephan Frost snapped up by Nexon to head unannounced game

Last week we reported that World of Warcraft and WildStar design producer Stephan Frost had left Blizzard for another opportunity. Now we know what that opportunity is: heading up a secret game at Nexon’s Irvine studio.

“I’m starting today as a Creative/Game Director at Nexon OC on a brand-new unannounced PC title,” Frost tweeted. “Super excited to get to work.”

In some of his responses, Frost said that he was “cautiously optimistic” about the move and that the mystery wasn’t for hype purposes but because there is “a lot of work before we can show it to people.”

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Jeremy Barnes

“So guys, check this out…It’s Wildstar, but this time it HAS Elves and it’s p2w!” ~ Frost….probably

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Shiro Madoushi

Maybe he’s going to raise the bar with all new cash grabbing schemes like “layaway2win” and “rent2own2win.”

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Korra the Legend

Nexon….

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Sally Bowls

Whoa! I was going along kinda surprised but if you are going to leave AGS or Bliz, the only thing I could see would be perhaps Riot or certainly mobile. Then I noticed it said “unannounced PC title” OK, this better be a very big raise – or more probably title and stock options.

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Solaris

Why would you leave Blizzard for Nexon? I can’t even… I’m a fan of Frost. The money must have been extraordinary I guess.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Also he went from design producer to Creative/Game Director, from mid-level minion to top dog. His name on the game.

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Tom R

You might be shocked to learn this, but just because a company makes good games does not mean it’s heaven to work for or work at for decades.

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Sally Bowls

No place is perfect, but I have not that read many complaints about Blizz

http://www.mmorpg.com/editorials/ranking-the-mmo-devs-by-employee-satisfaction-1000009931

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Armsbend

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Vunak

Might not be for the money alone. It is probably because WoW is pretty static in the direction it takes for content. There isn’t much room for creative freedom in a game that has been running for that long. The Expansions change things but not the fundamentals of the game.

He is going to have more creative freedom on a brand new title.

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Fisty

Those were my thoughts. Had to be a chance to do something new, his own way.

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RJB

uh ok……..

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RJB

WHAT, WHJY WOULD YOU LEAVE bLIZZ FOR FKING NEXON

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Armsbend

Better commute? It is Irvine though they are most probably across the street from each other in equally non-descript buildings.

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Utakata

That was faster than Mr. Schalg can count the inches on his nose…

…oh, wait! I see him below. And he’s already counted! o.O

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Utakata

Edit/Erratum: Mr. *Schlag…proper.

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Witches

If Nexon has money they should invest part of it on making a decent launcher.

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Ket Viliano

Money, and laborers, have absolutely no connection to quality code.

See: Microsoft.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

$

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Sally Bowls

+1

“When somebody says it’s not about the money, it’s about the money.”

― H.L. Mencken

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Wanda Clamshuckr

He’s going to need a Silkwood Shower after he’s finished with Nexon.

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Paragon Lost

LOL! Great reference. Nicely played Wanda.

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Armsbend

Demotion.

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Simon Kolomar

Still remebering him and Tony Rey from Wildstar dev videos and weekly YT videos.

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jay

Move from amazon studios to bliz, then to Nexon?? Did they offer him an obscene amount of money? That seems like a massive backstep….

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Jeff

Yay more pay to win shit

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