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SKT Eyes Cooperation with Microsoft on Xbox Game Development

SKT Eyes Cooperation with Microsoft on Xbox Game Development

SEOUL, Jan. 15 (Korea Bizwire) – SK Telecom Co., South Korea’s top mobile carrier, said Wednesday it aims to expand cooperation with Microsoft Corp. on console games. SKT said it plans to support the development of games for Xbox, a home video game console manufactured by Microsoft, by boosting investment and marketing activities. To initiate [...]

Captain Tsubasa ZERO -Miracle Shot- Pre-Registration Begins for “Captain Tsubasa ZERO -Miracle Shot-“ Global Version

Captain Tsubasa ZERO -Miracle Shot- Pre-Registration Begins for “Captain Tsubasa ZERO -Miracle Shot-“ Global Version

TOKYO, Aug. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — GMO Internet, Inc. (hereinafter “GMO Internet”) has started opening pre-registration for “Captain Tsubasa ZERO -Miracle Shot-” today, August 8 on App Store and Google Play.  “Captain Tsubasa ZERO -Miracle Shot-” is the global version of a real-time football simulation RPG for smartphones “Captain Tsubasa ZERO” (hereinafter “Captain Tsubasa ZERO”) currently [...]

S. Korea’s e-Sports Industry Grows Close to 100 Billion Won in 2017: Report

S. Korea’s e-Sports Industry Grows Close to 100 Billion Won in 2017: Report

SEOUL, Jan. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — The value of South Korea’s e-sports industry increased 4.2 percent on-year to 97.3 billion won (US$87 million) in 2017, a government report said Friday. The market size of the nation’s e-sports, which refers to competitive video gaming, has steadily expanded in recent years, increasing from 60.27 billion won in [...]

Videogame Market Outstrips 10-Trillion Mark, Mobile Games Grow More Lucrative

Videogame Market Outstrips 10-Trillion Mark, Mobile Games Grow More Lucrative

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The 2016 white paper on the videogame industry from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency revealed that Korea’s videogame industry continues to grow, exceeding the 10-trillion-won mark for the first time in 2015 at 10.72 trillion won ($9.5 billion). The number, according [...]

Korean Videogame Industry Less Appealing to Chinese Investors

Korean Videogame Industry Less Appealing to Chinese Investors

SEOUL, Sept. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent report by the Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) revealed that the volume of Chinese capital invested in the Korean videogame industry – apart from back-door listings and securing intellectual property purposes – has plummeted to almost zero, after years of aggressive M&A efforts that shook up Korean [...]