Two news reached us about SmileGate, makers of the free-to-play online shooter CrossFire. SmileGate licensed Epic's Unreal Engine technology for upcoming MMORPG and FPS projects. They also invested in Canadian based publisher of MMO G4BOX, Inc.
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The major Korean games event in this year, G-Star in Busan, has been wrapped up. The G-Star 2011 FPS (first person shooter) and TPS (third person shooter) highlights in the focus:
Comprehensive overview of free-to-play online shooters - FPS (MMOFPS) in China
A monthly update of the 10 most played MMOFPS games in Korea in June 2011. Overall rank is the position out of 100 most played MMOG's.
The market for online games is highly competitive in Korea. Most Korean developers focus on a launch in the home country first, and in some cases it takes years until the MMOG is published outside Korea. Here is a comprehensive list of Korean developers who are actively producing online games in the shooters, FPS / MMOFPS / TPS genre. And most of the content is scheduled for release in 2011.
Top 10 Ranking of most played shooting and FPS / MMOFPS titles in Korea (May 2011)