The Weekly Raid: Are You Still Hyped For Lineage Eternal?

Lineage was one of the defining games of the MMORPG genre. Released way back in 1998, it is still NCsoft's main money maker nearly 20 years later. It continues to see regular updates along with its sequel, Lineage 2 which also is still performing well. Both games have inspired separate mobile spin-offs that have themselves gone on to attract huge audiences. Lineage 2 Revolution alone is pulling in over $100 million a month in Korea alone!

With all of the franchise's past and current success, one could be forgiven for forgetting that a third mainline Lineage game was first announced at G-Star 2011. Dubbed Lineage Eternal, it was supposed to take the series into the future with crossplay on PC and mobile devices. We were lead to believe the game was in testing, but in NCsoft's recent investor presentation it was revealed that the entire development team was replaced with the CFO stating that the game did not "reflect NCsoft's characteristics." A new development schedule is still being prepared.

With all the waiting, and now what looks like at least a partial reset, Lineage Eternal is further away than ever. The question is, does anyone else still care? Let us know below! Check out Steparu's gameplay video to see what the game is (was?) all about:

  • Bit sad to hear it got pushed back. I think there's a lot of people hoping Lineage Eternal / Lost Ark are going to be the next big MMORPGs. I think if they can pull off the mobile / pc simultaneous release / cross platform play it could be huge. We need a serious hardcore mobile MMORPG and Lineage Eternal could be it if its truly multi platform.

  • TianlanSha

    Something about top-down games makes me feel like the experience is incomplete, not immersive enough and puts the player experiencing "far away" compared to full 3D games with WASD movement. For this reason I don't feel hyped for either Lineage of Lost Ark, they will come out one day, I will try them and that will be it.

  • Augosyx

    I'm still waiting on Lost Ark more than Lineage tbh, but this should be a thing to look forward while waiting for the Western release/announcement of LA.

  • Fei 暉

    Not hyped... Never played a Lineage game, so a game set in the Lineage universe doesn't hold sway over me. And I've not seen anything that stood out as that 'sweet feature' I always wanted in an MMORPG, or something so remarkable that it yelled "WAIT FOR ME, I'M WELL WORTH IT!".

    I could probably play a similar game now, get my fill, and be onto the next big thing by the time Lineage Eternal comes out. Who knows, by then, maybe someone else will be offering an MMORPG with PC/console/mobile cross platform play.

  • EazyMakaveli

    PoE is better

  • Preciel

    lineage eternal hype died out alot, infact there wasn't even a big hype to begin with, ncsoft is not to be trusted they only expect cash cows and provide a garbage service they're no different from nexon (perhaps a tad bit better on the service side)