With TERA going free to play in just about everywhere but North America, stateside fans are no doubt beginning to ask when their time is coming. The latest news from En Masse Entertainment was a post from Minea on the forums stating that TERA will remain subscription based in the United States. A definitive answer, one that sparked mixed reactions on the main forums with some players applauding the announcement and others not as satisfied.
With an announcement gone out today, En Masse Entertainment has revealed that Christopher Lee has been promoted to the position of Chief Executive Officer, replacing Dr. Jae Heon Yang who will step down and continue his role as an executive at En Masse Entertainment’s parent company Bluehole Studios. Mr. Lee was previously Vice President of publishing. Additionally, former Vice President of Nexon America Soo Min Park has been hired as Chief Operating Officer, replacing Patrick Wyatt who had left the company earlier in 2012 but still acts as an external adviser for the publisher. Halo Group Marketing Manager Bryan Koski has been hired to Director of Marketing while TERA Senior Producer Brian Knox will be promoted to Executive Officer.
What does this mean for TERA? Some might see the writing on the wall with hiring an ex-Nexon VP as Chief Operating Officer.
(Source: Games Industry International)