Riders of Icarus restarts development, but Icarus Mobile is likely doomed

    
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Hope you weren’t holding out any great hope for Icarus Mobile, the portable spin-off of Nexon’s Riders of Icarus. MMO Culture is reporting that the contract for the upcoming mobile title looks like it will be canceled very soon, leaving the title’s continued existence in doubt.

However, take solace in the fact that the main MMO endures. In fact, the dev team just started talking about the future of the title after nearly a year of stalled development. Plans for 2018 include special MacBain merchants, improvements to the Tempering System, a world cup event, a party mode for Ellora’s spire, and the opening of the region of Turimnan sometime around August.

“The development has halted for Icarus for almost a year, as many of you have noticed, due to unforeseen circumstances, but rest assured that starting from now, the direction of the development for the game will improve gradually in the coming months so as to not disappoint everyone that has continued to wait and support us,” the team posted.

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sizer99

I can’t imagine being excited for a mobile RPG. Quite the opposite in fact. ‘Oh god, what did Squeenix crap out this time?’

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Akagi

That’s one boring Pokemon MMORPG. I hated it – all you have to do in it is “GATTAH CATCHEM AL!!!”. At least the graphics were nice for a game in which there is nothing to do…

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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rafael12104

Classic. Lol!

Pretty much describes Daybreak too, IMO. It’s a “2-fer”.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

Ty Rafael,this was a fun one to make:) Icarus flying too close to the sun and all that:)

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Chosenxeno .

These guys are truly scum. Can’t you people see what they are doing? They halted development to see if the mobile version caught fire. It didn’t. If it did they would have Sunset the PC version instead.

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rafael12104

I don’t know how Nexon turns a profit. Seriously…

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Dantos

They publish dungeon fighter, which I hear is freakishly profitable, seems like they publish Fifa online in korea too, which would bring in a huge amount of cash too, not to mention maple story and various mobile games.

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DFO is high on the list of “shit that shouldn’t make money, but does”

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Chosenxeno .

DFO is uber expensive. I have a very expensive mNen collecting dust.

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Xijit

Last fiscal report said that EU and NA markets contributed less than 10% of their total sales, but they make billions off of Korea, Japan, and China.

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rafael12104

Fair enough. I didn’t realized they are the publisher of Dungeon Fighter Online which is a mystery to me as well.

Sheezus, between that and FIFA Korea they are making a mint.

Oh and let’s not forget they have a stake in Bosskey too. Lolololol! Couldn’t resist another swing at Cliffy B.