As 1 of the top 5 biggest online games companies, ChangYou is pushing hard against the flow in the current games market. Dominated by mobile games of all types, ChangYou is instead focused on its core MMORPG business, announcing around 10 titles at its Game+ event, mostly from overseas developers.
Fantasy Frontier, also known as Aura Kingdom, enters Open Beta in just a few hours. ChangYou boasted the game’s retention rate, standing at 89% for its 2nd day of Closed Beta. The company hired various Japanese seiyuus to do voice-overs for various characters, making it a true anime experience.
ChangYou is also the publisher of Echo of Soul, a sleeper-hit MMORPG in South Korea with a regular top 10 place in the charts. ASTA: The Wars of Tears and Winds, dubbed the Asian World of Warcraft is part of ChangYou’s upcoming line-up as well, along with Bless, Project Black Sheep and Kingdom Under Fire II. Will ChangYou be successful getting in the top 2? We shall see.