Knight Online, The Most Popular MMORPG On
With over 2 million registered accounts, the game
is reaching 40,000 concurrent users making it a highly popular game in North
America and with English speaking players worldwide
AUSTIN, Texas – October 27, 2005 – K2Network,
Inc, a global online entertainment and community management company, announced
today at Austin Game Conference 2005 that its flagship game title, Knight Online
( www.knightonlineworld.com ), has been listed as the most popular massively
multiplayer online role playing game (MMORPG) on CNet’s download.com.
Since the official launch on December 2004,
Knight Online has experienced a steady increase in user registration and
successfully reached over two million registered accounts and is quickly
reaching forty thousand concurrent users. In response to its rapid growth the
company added three new worlds, tripled its operation and support staff and
completely revamped the game with a major upgrade called “Return of King” (a.k.a
Empire Patch), exceeding customers’ expectations.
Furthermore, the company will launch its sixth
world named Olympia during the first half of November, 2005. In conjunction with
the new server launch the company plans to run its first ever class-based
tournament "Tower of Might" to determine the best in each class. Thus, a total
of four tournaments will be run to determine the best player in each class in a
full PvP (Player vs. Player) setting.
“We are thrilled about CNet’s recent recognition
of Knight Online as the most popular MMORPG title on Download.com. We believe
this success has been achieved largely through our intense focus on PvP features
and the ground-breaking Free2Play pricing strategy that no other major fantasy
MMORPG in North America has tried on a large scale. It represents K2 Network’s
commitment to offering what today’s gamers want and an approach to innovation
and creativity.” said Joshua Hong, Chief Executive Officer of K2 Network.
He also added “We put our gamers first because we
are grateful for the overwhelming success of Knight Online. We will continue to
listen to our fans and strengthen close relationships with them by making Knight
Online the destination for MMO gamers who want the world’s most exciting,
heart-pumping PvP events”
Knight Online is the critically acclaimed
medieval fantasy adventure game with perpetual war servers operating with local
language-support in China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, and North America.
Since its first introduction in Korea three years ago, Knight Online has been
enjoyed by millions of players from over 80 countries.
With constant improvements to the game and
aggressive marketing, K2 Network expects to grow its global English speaking
player base to 3 million by early 2006 for its North American servers.