Over the summer, NCsoft was conducting small-scale focus-group testing for Lineage Eternal, another sequel for the bafflingly popular and profitable Lineage MMORPG. In fact, two more such tests were planned for this year. But in NCsoft’s recent earnings call, the company revealed that the full beta won’t begin until next year:
Lineage Eternal will also undergo the full-scaling testing from the first half of next year.
In response to an investor question about LE’s testing, NCsoft clarified that it’s the closed beta testing that has been pushed to next year and that the company is adjusting to the market in the meantime. The post-CBT schedule is anticipated to be much shorter. Direct questions from a Morgan Stanley rep about the global nature of the test and game went unanswered.
Expect more news from G-Star later on this month.