Two Hammers at MMO-centric blog gamebunny
writes that Webzen
is slowly making a retreat from the North American market. The Korean publisher, currently developing the much-anticipated Huxley,
has cut Parfait Station
(aka Project Wiki
) from its game roster on the North American site.
Although Webzen has not announced cancellations of the titles, only three games remain displayed on the site: MU
, Soul of the Ultimate Nation
, and Huxley.
Release dates are not set for SUN
The disappearance of Parfait Station
comes on the heels of Webzen relinquishing their publishing rights
to All Points Bulletin,
three years after having obtained them. Real Time Worlds
bought back the rights to APB
in April. These changes could diminish Webzen's presence in the North American market for the foreseeable future, and their radio silence on where Huxley
is in terms of release doesn't help matters. Quite a number of people seem to be excited about Huxley, particularly among the Massively team;
we can only hope that Webzen is just re-prioritizing their projects and releases for North America, and that they're not going to disappear on us anytime soon.