Beta sees almost as many concurrent users in China as it sees in full launch on home turf.
Korea-based online game giant NCsoft is ready to roll out its MMORPG Lineage II in China. The game, already out in Korea, has snared more than 100,000 concurrent users in China since the beta test of the game went live in August. This November 11, NC Sina, the 10-month-old joint venture between NCsoft and Shanghai-based Sina.com, will flip the switch to take the game live. NCsoft is optimistic the game will find a following in China. In Korea, the game is seeing usage peaks of 120,000 concurrent users.