[THE INVESTOR] Nexon unveiled “EA Sports FIFA Online 4,” a new PC online game developed by US video gaming giant Electronic Arts’ South Korea studio, during a media showcase held on Oct. 2 in Seoul.
The new game seeks to build on the success of “EA Sports FIFA Online 3,” also developed by EA’s Korea studio Spearhead and distributed in Korea by Nexon from 2012. Nexon is the exclusive publisher of EA’s latest FIFA game for the Korean market once again.
Built on a next-generation engine, “FIFA Online 4” was developed with a focus on re-creating the vitality of real-life soccer matches in a PC setting, both visually and in terms of game play experience.
Addressing concerns over the future of “FIFA Online 3,” Nexon said the game will be serviced as usual. However, it will allow users to transfer their game data and assets from “FIFA Online 3” to the new version, offering benefits to those who do. More details on the transfer will come at a later date.
Looking ahead, “FIFA Online 4” will make its public debut at this year’s global gaming convention G-Star slated to take place from Nov. 16-19 in Busan. Nexon plans to begin a closed beta test in December.
An official release date for the new game has not been settled yet, but Nexon said it is aiming to release the game before the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
By Sohn Ji-young/The Korea Herald (firstname.lastname@example.org)