Nexon has announced that it has entered into a publishing agreement with United Front Games, the Vancouver-based independent development studio behind the highly successful open-world action-adventure game Sleeping Dogs. Under the terms of the agreement, Nexon America will serve as the exclusive publisher for United Front Games’ upcoming free-to-play title expected in 2015.
Stephen van der Mescht, chief executive officer of United Front Games, said:
“Nexon brings an unparalleled wealth of knowledge of the growing free-to-play market. We are thrilled to partner with a publisher who has an excellent track record of building direct and meaningful relationships with players. We can’t wait to unveil our new title with Nexon America – we’re confident it’s going to be a smash hit.”
Owen Mahoney, president and chief executive officer of Nexon, added:
“We are committed to bringing a new line-up of AAA-quality free-to-play games to the Western market, and our partnership with United Front Games is another step toward achieving this goal. United Front Games’ team has a great track record of developing successful titles, and we’re looking forward to showing the world what our combined strengths can create in 2015.”
United Front Games was founded in 2007 by former members of several leading studios, including Electronic Arts, Rockstar Vancouver and Radical Entertainment. The company has seen significant critical and commercial success with titles including ModNation Racers, Sleeping Dogs and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
There are no further details about this upcoming F2P title, but we’ll be sure to keep you posted!