Free-to-play MMO gamers are probably familiar with Joymax
, or more specifically, the company's flagship Silkroad Online
MMORPG. In a press release earlier today, the Korean gaming firm announced that it has joined forces with WeMade Entertainment
(a dev house responsible for The Legend of Mir 2 and 3
, the latter of which boasts 350,000 concurrent users).
The new entity will retain the Joymax
name, and CEO Kwan Ho Park says the merger is a shot in the arm for the Joymax brand. "Together with WeMade's development team and the recent partnership with Dragonfly, the co-developer of QuakeWars Online, we now have all the components to create the best and most compelling games for players across North America, Europe and Asia
, launched in 2004, is just the beginning for Joymax. The company has also announced that it plans to leverage WeMade's development expertise to launch a new global gaming portal in the spring.