If you remembered, Korean MMO NHN hold its games festival on an annual basis, showcasing upcoming games and ones which are early in development. Hangame eX 2011 (link) was a blast, with Project R1 hogging most of the spotlight as it was developed by Mr Hakkyu Kim, also known as the “founding father” of Ragnarok Online during his Gravity days. Most would feel the games will be more polished for an even better show this year.
But that is not the case, as NHN claimed that the event will be canceled this year due to several titles not being able to meet the schedule. This, of course, includes Project R1. Even the CryEngine 3 “Asian WoW”, Asta (link), is not ready despite being playable at G*Star 2010.
Hangame stated the company will instead focus on operating Pro Evolution Soccer Online and Metro Conflict (link). BlizzCon gone, and now this. Hope it doesn’t evolve into a trend. Can you imagine not having ChinaJoy or G*Star due to lack of participants?