Amazon Games today announced it has reached an exclusive publishing agreement for North America and Europe with Korean developer Smilegate RPG. They will collaborate to publish a game releasing next year, with specific details to be revealed at a later date. Founded in 2002, Smilegate (parent company of Smilegate RPG) is the creator of CROSSFIRE and the Lost Ark MMORPG. CROSSFIRE is the world’s largest first-person online shooter game and one of the most played online games in the world, with over 670 million registered users and more than 8 million concurrent players globally.
The Amazon Games leadership team includes veteran developers and publishing executives who helped deliver some of the world’s most popular games. In addition to its publishing agreement with Smilegate RPG, Amazon Games is internally developing New World, the massively multiplayer online PC game releasing in Spring 2021, online multiplayer shooter Crucible, an original AAA online game based on the literary works of The Lord of the Rings, and several unannounced projects.