Chris Mayer on NCsoft in the Dev Corner
The head of product development at NCsoft North America, Chris Mayer is kicking off the DevCorner for PlayNC. The new column features members of NCsoft’s development teams writing about the Massively Multiplayer Online market, NCsoft and the game industry.
Mayer attributes NCsoft’s success as one of the biggest MMO production companies in the world to their innovations in the MMO field. He describes the origins of City of Heroes as a deviation from the normal fantasy setting and talks about the groundbreaking move of eschewing the monthly fees with Guild Wars. He promises NCsoft will continue to innovate with Richard Garriott’s Tabula Rasa and the free download, free play Dungeon Runners. He also mentions AION another new IP in developement. Mayer is confident NCsoft has the formula for continued success.