Has NCSoft given up on the port of their Korean MMO Blade and Soul to North American and European audiences?
There’s a lot of evidence to suggest this project is dead. There’s been nary a peep out of NCSoft since December of last year, after announcing the port was coming. There have been no more posts to the website, no news releases (Yes, click that link. None, zero, zilch news releases.) from corporate and nothing on their social media feeds. And, now, here’s the latest: The Blade and Soul website is down, inaccessible.
Let’s face it, if there was some big news coming, such as a huge announcement that Blade and Soul was ready for the west, the site wouldn’t be completely inaccessible. They have a big placeholder up, saying something like, “Hold your breath for a big announcement.” Nope, sadly, the much more likely scenario is that this project is dead: Blade and Soul is just never coming west.
If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, you should watch the trailer, below, or any of the gameplay footage you can find on youtube. Or maybe you shouldn’t – it will just upset you this game isn’t available in North America and Europe. And then you’ll be sad, too.