2K Games has engaged XLGames for the development of a new Asian-targeted MMO. XLGames' founder Jake Song worked on Lineage, which is leaving North America but still going strong in Asia. Very few details are on offer, including which 2K franchise is being turned to an MMO.
XLGames was founded by Jake Song, original designer of the Korean MMOG hit Lineage. While the North American version of Song's massively successful online world is coming to an end next month, he has a pair of new projects in the pipeline. XLGames' first massively multiplayer online role-playing game ArcheAge has been going through closed beta testing since last year.
No release date was given for the 2K-XLGames collaboration, though Song did say he had been working on the project with the publisher for a year. As for what franchise the game would be based one, the 2K stable of candidates includes series like BioShock, Borderlands, Civilization, Mafia, Max Payne, and X-Com.