[NX] [VLV] [CSO2] Counter-Strike Online 2 Announced

Nexon Korea Corp. and Valve Corp. have partnered for the development of the sequel to the successful free-to-play Counter-Strike Online, a first-person shooter aimed towards the Asian market.

Press Release:

TOKYO, Apr 04, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Nexon Co., LTD. (“Nexon”) (3659.TO), a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games, today announced that Nexon Korea Corporation (ceo:Min Seo) has partnered with Valve Corporation (ceo:Gabe Newell) to develop Counter-Strike Online 2, the sequel to the highly popular first-person shooter game, Counter-Strike Online.

Nexon Korea and Valve Corporation partnered in 2007 to co-develop Counter-Strike Online, an online version of the first-person multiplayer game Counter-Strike. Tailored for gaming audiences in Asia, Counter-Strike Online is an online phenomenon, reaching 500,000, 70,000 and 50,000 concurrent users in China, Taiwan and Korea, respectively.

Counter-Strike Online 2 will offer enhanced graphics, more realistic gameplay and powerful impact sensations powered by an enhanced version of the Source engine. The game will also feature various game modes enhancing its original game experience with new and improved environments, weapons, equipment customization and more.

Under the terms of the agreement, Nexon Korea will develop and be the exclusive publisher of Counter-Strike Online 2 in Japan, Korea, China and other areas in Southeast Asia. Nexon Korea intends to continue to leverage its proven development expertise and deep understanding of local markets to make Counter-Strike Online 2 one of the leading first-person shooter titles in the region.

About Nexon Co., Ltd. http://ir.nexon.co.jp/en/

Nexon Co., Ltd. (3659.TO) is a worldwide leader in free-to-play online games. Founded in Korea in 1994, Nexon developed one of the world’s first graphics-based massively multiplayer online games. Nexon also pioneered the concept of microtransactions in the free-to-play business model, setting a new standard in which play is free, and users have the option to purchase in-game items to enhance their experience. Nexon currently services more than 50 online games in more than 100 countries and since its founding, Nexon has generated more than 1.3 billion player registrations. The company is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and its shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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Posted on April 5, 2012, in Counter-Strike Online 1/2, International Nexon, Nexon Korea. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Hey msupdate! I was searching the Nexon website and apperently they have a FaceBook game called Cloudstone. I’m not sure if it’s just advertising. But the game hasn’t really been popular. That kinda sucks. It reminds me of Everplanet though. I think you should give it a try, everyone of the Msupdate community! There’s a bug where he says to customize your chaticter and the mission gets bugged. If you did something to fix it TELL ME! Remember, if you like everplanet, give it a try… It’s english!

    http://www.Nexon.com > See all FaceBook games > Click Play Now on Cloudstone.

    Note: it doesn’t have a fan page, dont ask why. ._.

    Oh, and if you make a post about this you don’t have to give me credit for finding it. It’s fine. :P

    • I agree with you saying that Cloudstone sucks. Anyway, I am looking forward to CSO2, since I am in Singapore playing the SEA version of CSO.

      • i never really got into fighting games, and TBH i dont see they Nexon america bringing CSO2 because someone else published counter-strike. Maybe If Nexon decides to add Counter-strike to the Nexon family, but then that would make their MMOFPS count up to 4! (With Shadow company coming soon..) And if they wanna release #2, that would be 5! Too.. Many..-_-

        • It’s unlikely that any company will take CSO or CSO2 over to America or Europe since the CS series which consists mostly of P2P games is still going very strong over here. What effect would a F2P instalment have on sales?

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