First announced back in 2020, ArcheAge 2’s publisher was actually never in doubt since the same company helped developer XLGAMES survived financially. We are of course talking about Kakao Games, whom yesterday announced itself as the global publisher of ArcheAge 2. The PR article did not mentioned anything specific, such as Unreal Engine 5 and platforms. Previously, XLGAMES founder Jake Song also talked about the missing races in ArcheAge.
Press Release: Kakao Games is excited to announce a publishing agreement with XLGAMES for the upcoming MMORPG ArcheAge 2, which is currently in development. ArcheAge 2 is expected to launch in 2024, and has gained immense interest since 2020 following the success and intrinsic gameplay of ArcheAge. XLGAMES’ CEO Jake Song will also be leading the development of the game, which is characterized by its vast, seamless open world and combat action. Over 100 developers are working to bring the game to fruition, and are aiming to deliver spectacular action, as well as AAA-standard storytelling.
Kakao Games’ CEO, Kyehyun Cho, also spoke about the publishing agreement: “The expectations for ArcheAge 2 are high, as it is a big title in which the years of development knowledge and experience of XLGAMES has been poured into. Together we will work hard to ensure that it becomes a success, and as we have obtained the global service rights through this contract, we aim to strengthen our MMORPG lineup.”
XLGAMES’ CEO, Jake Song, also added: “We are happy to join forces with Kakao Games with whom we’ve been working together for a long time. We hope to create a high quality game that remains faithful to the core elements that make MMORPGs fun — especially for all the ArcheAge players who have been waiting for a sequel.”