Kingdom Under Fire II is Suffering an Ordeal or Goes to Miscarry

  • Date: 03-02-2010 Views:

    KeyWords: Kingdom Under Fire II, Kingdom Under Fire 2, Blueside, Neowiz, lack of money, NHN

  • Summary: Kingdom Under Fire 2 just had no more news after the release of several trailers in 2009. It is said that Bludeside's lack of money and Kingdom Under Fire 2's difficulty in further development leads this project come to a close.

It is widely rumored that Kingdom Under Fire 2, a well-known epic project being developed by Blueside, is encountering development trouble. Particularly, after the following two matters:

1) the development team of Blueside's another new project Project T left Blueside and set up a new company called "INUCA"
2) Neowiz ended the agreement with Blueside and signed a new agreement with INUCA concerning the development of Kingdom Under Fire 2, whether this game can be launched smoothly is being heatedly discussed in the Korean gaming industry.


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According to related reports in South Korea, the above mentioned development team began to quit Blueside last summer and this matter wasn't made public till this January. The quit of Project T's development team, Bludeside's lack of money and Kingdom Under Fire 2's difficulty in further development were all reported then. Moreover, Kingdom Under Fire 2 just had no more news after the release of several trailers in 2009.

Some former employees of Bludeside even claimed that Blueside failed to pay salaries on schedule and didn't give the due severance pay, further worsening the situation of Blueside.

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Soe Jang Hu from NHN and Lee Sang Yong from Phantagram

Does Blueside really encounter a bottleneck in the development and cannot release Kingdom Under Fire 2 just as the rumor says? Recently, NHN, the holder of Kingdom Under Fire's operating rights, Blueside and Phantagram have dispatched their respective representatives to answer the heatedly-discussed questions.

Q: Is DirectorLee Hyun Gi, who quit Blueside and established INUCA, one of the founders of Blueside?
A: He's one of the 3 core members at the time when Blueside was founded.

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Q: What did he do in Blueside?
A: Two projects are being developed by Blueside, one is Kingdom Under Fire 2 and the other is Project T. Lee Hyun Gi was responsible for Project T, concerning which we'd signed a publishing agreement with Neowiz. But he actually had nothing to do with Kingdom Under Fire 2.

Q: Why did this founder leave the company?
A: That's hard to explain in detail since it's an internal problem of Blueside. Blueside has no trouble in operation actually. But if the trouble lies in the finance, a great conflict seems easy to come out.

Q: It's rumored that Blueside has trouble in the finance.
A: It's true that Blueside is facing money problems, but the developers' due salaries are not owed.

Q: Did you feel sorry for the transfer of Project T that's under development?
A: Yes. But Neowiz also felt perplexed. So we stopped the development of Project T and transferred it to INUCA with consent.

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