On December 10th, there are two new works that unintentionally appeared simultaneously. Cyberpunk 2077 and Krafton, which are considered the most anticipated works of this year both in Korea and abroad, are the online MMORPG Elion released nine years after the launch of Terra. Both games had a lot of attention before their release, so their initial firepower was also intense. Within a week of its launch, Elion jumped 25 steps to 17th place, while Cyberpunk 2077 went over 10 steps to take 34th place.
Elion originally put forward combat in flight, but after testing, he changed the game around ground combat. Since then, the battle has improved and the fun of raising my own character has been criticized. He also made a favorable impression by saying that he would reduce the burden of billing by choosing a packaged service to enjoy the game at a fee rather than partial fee. This week, while the portal search volume and the PC room usage rate surged, Elion seems to have received the launch buff properly as users who were looking for a good online MMORPG flocked.
Cyberpunk 2077 seemed to be skyrocketing in advance in Korea, and this week is the leading role in the global game market. This atmosphere can also be read on Steam and private broadcasts. On the day of its launch, Cyberpunk 2077 reached 1.1 million simultaneous viewers on Twitch, and the highest concurrent viewers on Steam as well. Cyberpunk 2077 also appears to have jumped in the rankings, reflecting the expectation to finally try the game that has been delayed three times in the biggest issue of release.
The problem is that the public sentiment is not very good as of the first week of release of both games. From the beginning of its launch, Elion has been continuously unable to access. Unlike other MMORPGs, it is a package purchase method, so complaints about the inaccessibility are relatively higher. Cyberpunk 2077 also had serious bugs and optimization problems around the console version right after its release. Public opinion worsened because the console version refund announced on the 14th was not a recall conducted by the company, but at the level that guided the normal refund procedure of the console platform company. The key question is whether the two games with serious problems in the early stages of maximizing their speed can find a solution to reverse the mood.
Maple gained popularity due to the news of level seal release
Maple Story, which was pushed out of the TOP5 in mid-November, and was somewhat slowed, rose again. It jumped 3 stairs from the top ranking, where there was not much change in ranking, and took 5th place. In the background, there is the news of the winter update announced at the showcase held on the 10th. The update theme is unsealed. The maximum level is also expanded, the damage cap is removed, and the amount of meso that can be held increases. It was news that would open the eyes of existing users who felt bored.
The appearance of a new character after a year was also predicted in a new area that could be attacked with a stronger character. In fact, users who watched the showcase are also of the opinion that the direction is clear and the content is more substantial than the summer update, which felt somewhat regrettable. Since the atmosphere has heated up before the update, more explosive reactions are expected next week when the update begins in earnest. Maple Story, one of Nexon’s representative winter powerhouses along with Dungeon & Fighter, is expected to achieve results that match the value of its name this winter.
In the top rankings this week, Ballorant broke through the downturn, reaching 12th place, two places higher than last week. In Korea’s first e-sports competition held on the 6th, on the 9th, a new mode of fighting by firing snowballs was released for a limited time, further enhancing combat power. It seems that the popularity ranking, which hit the bottom for two weeks in a row, attracting attention with heavy issues, has also turned to an upward trend. However, in order to maintain the current momentum, it is necessary to disclose issues that will continue to draw attention.
In the middle ranks, Black Desert, which was recently quiet, has significantly increased the ranking. It jumped 6 steps and landed in 23rd place. Black Desert attracted attention by announcing the new character Nova through a user conference held on the 12th. In fact, this week, major indicators such as portal search volume, PC room usage, and personal broadcast viewers rose together, but the increased interest in Black Desert based on the new character seems to have affected the ranking.
Lastly, in the lower part, the Mabinogi Heroic War (hereinafter referred to as Ma Youngjeon) returned after two months. This week’s ranking is 45th. The protagonist who saved Ma Young-jeon who fell into the bog is the new character’Tessa’ that appeared on the 10th. It featured a beautiful female character that appeared about a year after the’Lesser’ who launched in January, and features a high-speed battle using a rapier. However, Ma Yeongjeon is a representative’salmon game’ that ranks widely depending on the issue, so if you want to be in the stability zone, you need to work harder.
Game Mecca Online game popularity ranking is calculated based on overall’game awareness’ and’game access traffic’ by combining the voting of portal search volume, PC room game access, game broadcast viewers, and game mecca users.