Sony and NCSOFT Unveil Global Business Partnership


In a recently published press release, it was revealed that Sony Interactive Entertainment and NCSOFT have joined forces in a ‘strategic global business partnership’. The collaborative deal was spearheaded by SIE’s Jim Ryan and NCSOFT’s Taekjin Kim, and it will see the two firms unite in ‘various global business fields’, including mobile gaming.

Making Waves

NCSOFT is the developer, publisher, and distributor behind such titles as Lineage, Guild Wars 2, Throne and Liberty, and Blade & Soul, among many other things. It has decades in the game, having been founded in 1997 in South Korea. It wasn’t highlighted what specifically will come out of this partnership in the press release, but both firms spoke highly of the deal.

This partnership with SIE is the beginning of our efforts to build various synergies together, utilizing both companies’ core competencies, technological capabilities, and expertise. We will deliver a new and enjoyable experience to our audience across and beyond genres and regions.

Taekjin Kim, President and CEO at NCSOFT

And from Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan (who is retiring at the end of this year):

Partnering with NCSOFT advances our strategy to expand beyond console and broaden PlayStation’s reach to a wider audience. Like SIE, NCSOFT shares a similar vision in creating high-quality, impactful entertainment experiences for players everywhere, and together we’re excited to collaborate to push the boundaries of gaming further.

Jim Ryan

It’s bold and ambitious talk, with the goal of creating experiences that go beyond what currently exists in the world of gaming. We’ll inevitably see the fruits of this partnership emerge in due course.

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