According to foreign media rumors, Bluehole Studio’s maiden title, TERA, will be going to China next. It will be the 5th localized server, after Korea, Japan, North America and Europe. The publisher in view is NetEase, also the publisher for World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 in China. While reports “confirmed that” talks between Bluehole Studio and NetEase were held previously, NetEase’s spokesperson was quoted saying that TERA will fill in the gap missing in the company’s wide variety of titles – an action MMO.
Netease is the 2nd biggest online company in China after Tencent, and the big boss of this empire is financially healthy as well, as you can see from the Forbes’ 2011 list of billionaires below.