Less than 5 months after launch, NCsoft today has thrown in the tower and announced the closure of its MOBA title, Master X Master. The game server will be brought down on 31 January next year. NCsoft claimed the decision was made after “it came down to a matter of business—we explored several options, but none of them were sustainable.” NCsoft has certainly over-estimated itself trying to take on the MOBA market with such a game.
If you ask us, NCsoft shouldn’t have localized Master X Master in the first place, since it is not exactly working in South Korea or China as well. Basically, it is a game no consumer asked for. NCsoft, lagging massively behind its competitors in terms of esports and mobile games in the global market, have much catch up to do moving into 2018. The future still looks bright though, with Project TL, Blade & Soul II, Aion Tempest, and Lineage II M on the horizon.