Amazon Games has reached a deal with South Korean game developer NCSOFT to publish their highly anticipated massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) THRONE AND LIBERTY in North America, South America, Europe, and Japan. The game will be available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S with support for cross-platform play.
THRONE AND LIBERTY is a story-driven adventure game that features action combat and vast, constantly changing geographical and environmental features. Players can transform into animals and trigger powerful environmental effects such as solar eclipses and rainstorms to gain an edge in massive-scale player vs. player and player vs. environment combat.
The game marks the latest chapter for Amazon Games’ rapidly growing publishing business. The company has already tasted success with its internally developed MMO New World and action RPG Lost Ark from Smilegate RPG, both of which have topped Steam and Twitch charts and continue to nurture strong player communities.
Christoph Hartmann, VP at Amazon Games, said that delivering games of the highest quality from the world’s most talented developers is one of the cornerstones of their business, and that the last year has taught them a great deal about publishing and managing a successful live-service game on a global scale. He added that Amazon Games is ready to bring THRONE AND LIBERTY players an incredible experience at launch.
Meanwhile, Moonyoung Choi, principal development management officer at NCSOFT, said that Amazon Games is one of the most reliable partners for publishing massive live-service games globally, with proven expertise in operations, localization, marketing, and community support. Choi expressed confidence that Amazon Games is the right publisher to bring THRONE AND LIBERTY’s inimitable value and dynamic, immersive MMO experience to players around the world.
The deal with NCSOFT follows Amazon Games’ previously announced publishing agreements with Bandai Namco Online for Blue Protocol, Crystal Dynamics for the next major Tomb Raider game, and Glowmade and Disruptive Games for unannounced titles.