Blade & Soul to Enter 3rd CBT in Q1 2012
Date: 11-16-2011 Views:
Jaeho Lee, NCsoft's chief financial officer announced during NCsoft Q3 2011 earnings conference call that Blade & Soul would launch its 3rd CBT in the first quarter of 2012 and implement its commercial service plan after the 3rd CBT.
Jaeho Lee indicates that he is fully aware that Korean players are eagerly looking forward to the commercial release of Blade & Soul, but he believes that it is appropriate to add an extra CBT based on the results of the previous two CBTs and feedback from testers.
Originally, NCsoft promised that Blade & Soul would perform its CBT in the first half of 2011 and kick off its OBT by the end of 2011. However, since Blade & Soul conducted its 1st CBT and 2nd CBT in May and September respectively, and its 3rd CBT is set to begin in 2012, unavoidably its OBT will be postponed until next year.