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NCsoft Announces 'Wreckage'

by Rainier on Sept. 26, 2002 @ 9:36 p.m. PDT

NCsoft Corporation announced plans today to publish an upcoming massively-multiplayer (MMP) game currently under development by NetDevil studios, under the working title 'Wreckage'.
Wreckage (working title) will introduce an entirely new style of play for the MMP genre -- post apocalyptic car combat in a future-Earth setting. Players will have the ability to arm and upgrade their own vehicles, group with friends and take on other players in a full-fledged auto war. Wreckage is scheduled for a 2004-2005 launch date.

The publishing deal is the latest in a series of announcements made this year by NCsoft and continues to establish the company as the worldwide publishing leader of online-only computer games. Previously announced were deals to publish City of Heroes(tm) from Cryptic Studios(tm) and Trade Wars(tm) (working title) from Realm Interactive(tm). Last month NCsoft launched service in Korea for Sony Online Entertainment's highly successful EverQuest®.

"Our company's goal is not only to launch quality products worldwide but to leverage our position to bridge cultural barriers and bring gamers together in a global community," said Taek Jin Kim, president and CEO of NCsoft Corp. "NetDevil's new game will bring a new level of excitement, action and community that we've not seen before in this space."

"We're extremely pleased to be partnering with NCsoft to publish our next online game," said Scott Brown, president of NetDevil. "There were several companies for us to choose from, but NCsoft clearly offered the best combination of experience and publishing to a worldwide market."

"The NetDevil team is developing a unique concept for MMP games," said Robert Garriott, CEO of NCsoft's North American subsidiary located in Austin, Texas. "An auto combat-styled game opens up an entirely new setting and style of play for online gamers. We're pleased to add it to our growing MMP game lineup."

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