NCSoft Announces Lineage W To Arrive on Both PC And Consoles In 2021

Several years after its initial announcement in 2017, NCSOFT has announced Lineage W, a new massively multiplayer online role-playing game for both PC and consoles with a worldwide release date of 2021.


When the game was first announced, it was pitched as a mobile MMO, which didn't get a lot of interest from the audience. However, the standards have been altered as a result of the company's announcement last week that Lineage W will be released on Windows PCs, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 5 consoles later this year, which seems pretty fast. Pre-registration for Android and iOS devices is now available on the game's official website, removing yet another layer of mystery from the title.

NCsoft's Kim Taek-jin appears to be planning to make this a cornerstone Lineage project, complete with high-end 3-D graphics, a strong emphasis on PvP, and tricks for assisting a global community in bridging the language gap. It is also slated for a global launch, as the “W” stands for worldwide, after all.

Here is an overview of the game, via NCSoft:
Taek-Jin Kim, CCO of NCSOFT, said, “Lineage W is a project that pursues the ultimate Lineage”

Lineage W is a new title succeeding the legitimacy of PC MMORPG Lineage. Lineage W was strategically developed for global players with the concept ‘Worldwide’. NCSOFT will release the new title across the globe in 2021.

Chief Creative Officer Taek-Jin Kim introduced the game as “a project that pursues the ultimate Lineage”. Kim highlighted that “Lineage W is a compilation of the Lineage IP over the last 24 years. The game emphasizes Lineage’s core values: battle, pledge, sacrifice, and honor. Lineage W will expand Lineage’s key element ‘battle community’ globally.”

Quarter view based on full 3D graphics, battle and pledge system succeeding the originality of Lineage IP, and immersive storylines

Sung-Gu Lee, head of Lineage W Group, and Hong-Young Choi, head of Lineage W Development, uncovered Lineage W’s main features and service plans.
The game features a dark fantasy world presented with full 3D graphics and quarter view; various visual aspects transforming imagination to reality; a battle system succeeding the originality of Lineage IP with enhanced strike feedback; immersive storylines and diverse narratives; improved content for pledges and alliances.

A single build for the global market, real-time AI translation, cross-platform play on PC and consoles

The game introduces a single build for the global market to create ‘a global battle community’. Players from different countries can cooperate and compete in a single battleground (server). It also supports ‘AI translation’ enabling real-time communication among players speaking different languages, ‘Voice-to-text’ function converting speech to text.

Lineage W also supports a cross-platform play. Players can enjoy the game on PCs through NCSOFT’s cross-play service ‘PURPLE’. Cross-play on consoles, including PlayStation5 and Nintendo Switch, is also being prepared.

Pre-registration is now open globally on the official website, Google Play, and App Store, offering rewards for pre-registration

NCSOFT begins the global pre-registration at 10 AM, August 19 (KST). Players can pre-register on the official website, Google Play, and App Store. In-game items are offered for all participants once the game launches.

Players can subscribe to the newsletter on the official website for the latest updates on Lineage W, which begins in mid-October. Lineage W‘s global online showcase is available on the official website. More information and clips, including different classes and their stories, are also available.

There are also a lot of new trailers to complement the announcement from NCSoft. Watch them down below.