According to various reports in South Korea, three employees from the development team of NCsoft’s Project HON were removed after being caught embezzling development funds. The scheme started with the hiring of a third party company they have intimate personal connections with (for outsourcing graphics development) and in the process, embezzled tens of millions of Korean Won.
NCsoft, responding to several rumor articles, announced that development for the Unreal Engine 4 game, Project HON, remains unaffected. The studio mentioned that filing a police case against the three is a possibility. Along with Lineage Eternal, Project HON is one of NCsoft’s trump cards for the near future, allowing the games to be played via cloud on both PC and mobile platforms.