Known earlier as Action Real-time Strategy (Action RTS), followed by the term Multiplayer Online Battle Arena coined by Riot Games for League of Legends, the Aeon of Strife (AOS) genre has comed quite a long way evolving from the Dota mod for Wacraft III years ago. The current market leader is no doubt League of Legends, with the upcoming Dota 2 posing a potent threat. Others, such as Bloodline Champions and Heroes of Newerth, have however fell far behind in terms of mass popularity.
According to a news job post (above) by NCsoft, the Korean MMO giant is currently hiring a developer for a mysterious Aeon of Strife (AOS) game. The genre is slowly but steadily picking up in Korea where Starcraft II is still the favorite competitive game,but League of Legends is also catching up as well. Developer Ntreev (now part of NCsoft) also started publishing Heroes of Newerth in Korea recently. Will the market get too crowded, too fast too soon?