It has been a long day over at Korea, as NCsoft held a full day of interviews and developer panel in front of the massive Korean media. Lineage Eternal is the star of the show, and it was mentioned that NCsoft is currently building a cross-region platform for the game. What does this mean?
For example, the South Korea and Japan players will be able to meet in the same map for PvP castle siege, though they are from 2 different servers. NCsoft will try to keep the launch dates as close as possible in such an instance. There is currently no confirmation for a global cross-region function. NCsoft will integrate Facebook and Google Plus social functions and social login API in the future.
A global ranking chart is being worked on as well for Lineage Eternal. At G-Star 2014, there will be 2 playable classes (Knight and Elementalist) and 120 stations at the booth this year. The Assassin class was also teased in the trailer above, though the number of launch classes is not finalized.
According to the developer panel, Closed Beta for Lineage Eternal will only begin in the first half of next year (2015), and the launch schedule is currently set at late 2016 or early 2017. This is possibly due to the NC Cloud system which is being built, and where all next-gen games will be located.