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A CoH Spiritual Successor? It's Closer Than You Think

Posted by Suzie Ford on Sep 01, 2014  | Comments

A CoH Spiritual Successor? It's Closer Than You Think - City of Heroes -

A new post has appeared on the City of Titans site by Missing Worlds Studios President Nate Downes. According to the lengthy post, the team behind City of Titans has been in negotiations with NCSoft to acquire licensing for City of Heroes in some form or another.

Downes explains that Korean business practices are vastly different than those in the West and that the team has been working for a year to build the framework of relationships that would allow for a discussion of City of Heroes to be possible. After nearly nine months of communication with NCSoft's Business Manager Jae Soo Yoon, it appears there at least exists a possibility that the conversation will continue.

Introductions in place, Downes and team have made a proposal to NCSoft regarding utilizing City of Heroes licensing. As it stands:

  • A separate company would be created that would handle licensing and that would make a copy of the i23 server.  At this time, characters and source code are not included.
  • The agreement allows licensing of trademarks for all projects based on the original City of Heroes game and would eliminate the need for "spiritual successor" titles by allowing reference to CoH
  • The Atlas Park Revival project would be would be given the Stamp of Approval and the City of Titans game build would be licensed to them to, in effect, create a City of Heroes v1.5
A part of the negotiation process, Downes et al were asked to wait until September to reveal that these negotiations were taking place. Being September 1st, the show of good faith has been completed. Downes credits the patience of the team in getting this far with NCSoft by utilizing methods preferred by Korean business partners.
Finally, the report indicates that, while all of the above pieces are in play, the deal is still not finalized and, in fact, fall through completely.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom