Indeed, we are waiting a lot for some Asian titles, but same goes for them. For example Path of Exile, we got it in 2013 while China will get it in 2017/2018. Also our top MMO, World of Warcraft had some issues when it was localized there. I remember that they were getting the Burning Crusade expansion when we were approaching the end of Wrath of the Lich King. So we are not the only ones waiting for localizations.
Agree, we are not the only ones waiting for localizations. But we have many games Chinese player can play but Western can't play
Call of Duty Online released early 2015
Moonlight Blade Online released at July 2015.
yea also they waited for smite for a long time. i remember playing it for at least two years, when they announced they will be launching it in China. they had a big event introducing more chinese gods, etc. also i remember LoL took a couple of years before it got localized for Asia...
I didn't know that they have to wait for so long to play Path of Exile that really sucks. I guess gamers on both sides suffer. If only publishers would speed up localisations everyone would be happy.
They don't have a copy for Path of Exile yet?
well it costs a lot of money and time to translate a game and on top of that renting servers and all that technical stuff is a huge work. plus, there are probably legal issues they need to sort before launching it on the asian market...
Yea I also saw that Elder Scrolls Online came to Japan, but there is no indication that it will come to China. Apparently there is a lot of work localizing to different Asian countries because their languages are so different. Luckily in West we just get English version and it is fine everyone can play.
You don't have Pokemon Go so it doesn't count
We have Monster Hunter Online and Lost Ark. MHO is coming out in China now and Lost Ark will begin beta in China this year. Hahaha
Yeah, that is all true, but what about Black Desert? It doesn't look like it will come anytime soon to China. They even dont have a Chinese publisher as of now. It doesn't look too good for Chinese players:)
Black desert has nothing new in gameplay. It's smart for Chinese people that they didn't sign BDO but choose Lost Ark instead
I don't think Chinese publisher didn't sign BDO because it has nothing new in gameplay. I think Chinese don't like Western's background games and these game have not good revenue in China, many Western's background game has shutdowned in China, like RIFT.
Yeah if you take a look at the popular games in China: dungeon fighter online, crossfire, league of legends, and perhaps overwatch and a bunch of garbage browser games, you understand something.
We in China call the players of those games elementary school boys or 小学生.