According to the Korean portal Sedaily, Throne and Liberty release will be postponed from the third quarter of 2023 to the fourth. If the information is accurate, this means that the game will not appear before October of this year.
There was no direct statement from NCSOFT about the delay, but there is information that the regulator Hana Securities (a very important organization in South Korea) has lowered the target price of NC due to the launch postponement.
In addition, the analyst declares that the game has serious problems in game design, which will certainly affect the monetization of the product, and may also cause rejection of solvent players.
“In consideration of TL’s feedback on domestic CBT and CBT’s global progress, we have changed our expected release date from the end of the third quarter to the fourth quarter“, declared Yeji Yoon.
After participating in TL’s CBT over the past week, the analyst noted that the business model has changed significantly, stating that “the charging rate is very low compared to current lineage games.” However, the presence of auto-hunting has not completely eliminated the flavor of mobile games. “If the main quest, special dungeon, and guild raid content that make up for not being able to attack while moving and lacking controls when hunting normal mobs and gaining control are buffed, the user base could be wider than existing Lineage games “.
This information is not yet confirmed, NCSOFT did not made any announcements about a release delay. If you wish to give your opinion about the CBT, please take the survey we created, you have a few more days to participate.