Com2uS is developing an MMORPG spin-off of its flagship mobile title Summoners War to expand the IP.
Details on the new MMO are currently very limited. The game is expected to begin operations in the first half of 2018.
Summoners War is Com2uS' most successful IP, having generated over $500 million in lifetime revenues. The company is therefore hoping to expand the brand beyond a single title.
Building up the IP
"We plan to further develop Summoners War as an IP so that it can live as a brand outside of just games and introduce new ways for users to engage with the brand," said Casey Lee, CEO of Com2us USA.
"The release of Summoners War MMORPG marks the first step in building up the IP and we plan to continue investing into the initiative going forward."
Summoners War will also be the first title used by the newly established IP Strategy Team at Com2uS. The team will be working to license the brand out into cartoons, movies, and other merchandise.