For those of you wondering 'K2 who?', you're not alone; the interviewer
himself admits to having to look up the company on its website before beginning the interview
. However, as publisher of mostly Asian free-to-play MMO titles such as Knight Online
, Global MU Online
, and the recently-released Sword of the New World
, K2 Network
is well-stocked with potential gaming goodness.
One of the questions I've always had about these free-to-play MMOs is 'How do they make money?' The answer is 'Item sales', where in-game objects are paid for through purchased currency, which is apparently the standard business model of these types of games in Korea.
It's an interesting interview, and one that made me curious to see these games, so watch for my take on them in the near future.