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Jon Van Caneghem Named Executive Producer at NCsoft
Creator of Popular Might and Magic and Heroes Series to Join Forces with Online Gaming Company, Adding Further Prominence to Already Talented Team of NCsoft Game Designers
Austin, TEXAS, June 8, 2004—NCsoft™ Corporation, the world’s leading developer and publisher of online computer games, announces the appointment of Jon Van Caneghem as Executive Producer at NCsoft North America. Van Caneghem is best known as the founder of New World Computing and the creator of some of gaming’s most prominent franchises, including the Might and Magic® role playing game series and the Heroes® strategy game series.
Van Caneghem started New World Computing in 1983 and grew it to become one of the largest development houses in the computer games industry. The company was later acquired by 3DO. Van Caneghem created the Might and Magic and Heroes series and turned them into two of the industry’s most successful titles, with more than 20 million units in combined sales. Each title holds hall of fame status and has been ported to virtually every gaming platform available. They have also been translated into more than fifteen languages. At NCsoft he’ll begin work on a new, unannounced online game project.
“NCsoft has quickly established itself as a creative and technical leader in the online games industry,” said Van Caneghem. “They clearly understand where the online games business is going and see the huge potential that is has to offer. I’m excited to be joining a company with such expertise and I look forward to working with Richard Garriott and NCsoft’s talented team of designers to create the next generation of massively multiplayer online games.”
NCsoft executive, Richard Garriott, said, “I’ve always admired Jon’s innovative approach to game design. His impressive background in the entertainment industry complements and further broadens the capabilities of our strong studio development team. I look forward to working with him to create the most innovative titles the industry has to offer.”
About NCsoft Corporation
Headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, NCsoft Corp. (Korean Stock Exchange: 036570.KS) is the world’s leading developer and publisher of online games. Founded in 1997, NCsoft is home to Lineage™, the world’s most successful online role playing game. NCsoft has joint venture offices located in Japan, Taiwan, and China. Its North American presence includes administrative and development offices in Texas and California as well as Washington state. In fiscal year 2003, NCsoft posted revenues of KRW (Korean Won) 166.5 billion or approximately US$143 million. More information about NCsoft can be found at http://www.ncsoft.net.
About NCsoft – North America
NCsoft – North America (NC-NA) is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is part of Korea-based NCsoft Corporation. NC-NA has development and administrative offices in Texas and California, and recently released two highly anticipated online games, City of Heroes™ and Lineage II. The company also works with third party developers throughout North America to develop and publish innovative online entertainment software products. More information about NCsoft – North America can be found at http://www.PlayNC.com.
NCsoft and Lineage are registered trademarks of NCsoft Corp. City of Heroes is a trademark of NCsoft Corp. and Cryptic Studios, Inc. All other trademarks and trade names are the properties of their respective owners.
c’est passé un peu inapercu sur les sites de news, pourtant van caneghem a cree new world computing, la serie des might and magic et des heroes of might and magic. Une autre rumeur raconte que 3do aurait voulu au debut faire might and magic online avec le moteur de meridian 59. De là a dire que jon van caneghem va faire un mmorpg avec des combats a la heroes of might and magicn il y a qu’un pas que je franchis allegremment
bien entendu, il developpe un truc super secret chez ncsoft et est super content de bosser a cote de garriott (on le comprend)