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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

FF2 Status

My last post on FF2 is as follows:


From that article, FF2 was supposed to go into closed beta on May 2007 and open beta on August 2007. Clearly, it didn’t happen. It hasn’t go into closed beta yet.

Some news starts to come out. From the following link, http://ff.netease.com/viewthread.php?tid=3437480&extra=page%3D1

FF2 is going to start limited closed beta soon. But since they are only going to invite 50 to 100 players and only have the first 15 levels of game plays, it looks like very beginning of closed beta stage. They might have 1 or 2 more closed beta testing after this. After that they will definitely have open beta after that.

Everything is pure guess on my part. But we could be seeing 3Q or 4Q 2008 for the commercial operation of FF2.

At this point, since TX2 is going to be the first free-to-play game for Netease, the importance of FF2 is significantly reduced.

But FF2 could still be a moderately popular game. It will probably be a game that get lots of users, but I don’t think it will be a major hit as far as revenue generation goes.

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