After announcing the closure of Husky Express this past week, Nexon Korea has recently announced the closure of yet another of its online game, Nexon Star. Developed as a casual social online title, the game has seen a steady decline of users since it launched in 2010. Nexon Star will closed its doors on 28th April 2011, and according to foreign reports, insiders from Nexon Korea stressed that it is not on a “termination spree”, it is just that the closure of both Husky Express and Nexon Star are both within the same time period.
Personally, I hope Nexon will not lose focus on building client-based online games in the future. If you have read, Nexon is currently attacking the web-based social games market and games for the mobile phones. I have just downloaded Kart Rider and Dungeon Fighter for the iPhone, and both aren’t really that bad. I hope the company will still stay true to its roots though.