|Lineage 3 News - Lineage 3 Development News|
As everyone already knows, the biggest and most expensive Lineage 2 upgrade, since its launch in 2003 in Korea, was released this year.
After almost 8 years and countless upgrades, NCSoft, the company that created this game, has decided to do an extreme makeover and change the style that made it famous.
This is where “The Goddess of Destruction” upgrade comes in. It introduces new gameplay elements, a new graphic engine, new classes and over 200 new items. The upgrade was performed on the Asian servers since the beginning of 2011 and is anxiously awaited for on the US and Europe servers at the end of the current year.
As expected, you might ask what does this massive upgrade have to do with the future Lineage series game, Lineage 3 ?
Well, unconfirmed sources claim that this upgrade is practically Lineage 3, but due to marketing concerns, it’s been launched as an upgrade for Lineage 2. The same sources claim that this decision was taken in order to mitigate the success of their main competitor, World of Warcraft, who registered a significant increase in the number of players since the last upgrade.
Thus, it seems that the financial crisis in the recent years together with the fierce competition on the market have buried Lineage 3 even before it was born. After many years of uncertainty as regards the date when Lineage 3 will be launched and the problems in 2008, it seems that we are further and further from the moment Lineage 3 will see the light at the end of the monitor.