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Creator of Lineage and Nexon co-founder Jake song, along with his studio XLGAMES has signed a partnership with 2K games to develop a new MMO for the Asian market and will be based on one of 2K Games’ top-selling franchises. It has reportedly been in development for over a year.

“One of 2K’s key long-term initiatives is to bring our groundbreaking, triple-A entertainment experiences to broader audiences through emerging online platforms and markets,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Our partnership with XLGAMES underscores our ongoing commitment to expanding 2K’s presence in online gaming and the Asian market by leveraging our creative expertise with companies that are proven leaders in the region. With the addition of the XLGAMES partnership, we have now announced three exciting projects to develop online games in Asia.”

Hubert Larenaudie, president of Take-Two Asia, added, “In all my years in the Asian gaming industry, I have never met a game creator with Jake’s experience and caliber. I have no doubt that he will deliver another stellar title for the Asian market.”