Mission: To bring fun to everyone.
NCSOFT, established in 1997 and headquartered in Seoul, South Korea, quickly became a key leader in online games with the successful launch of its flagship product, Lineage. Today, NCSOFT’s reach has expanded to include offices worldwide including locations in Korea, Taiwan, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The company operates many of the most successful and influential massively multiplayer online games on the market, games that have been enjoyed by tens of millions of players around the world. By leveraging its expertise, talent, and infrastructure, NCSOFT has become one of the leading online gaming publishers in the world.
NCSOFT West is the organization responsible for all of NCSOFT’s initiatives across the Americas, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Comprised of incredible talent throughout the company including our world class Development Studios, best in class support infrastructure, and industry leading Publishing Organization, NCSOFT West is committed to bringing extraordinary games to passionate gamers in markets across the world.
In 2015, NCSOFT West is expanding its existing portfolio of Korean-developed games, which includes such critically-acclaimed games as Aion and Lineage II, by bringing the highly anticipated Blade & Soul to Western territories. Additionally, US-based titles such as WildStar and ArenaNet's Guild Wars 2 are being developed in the West for release world-wide. Finally, with the creation of a new studio in San Mateo, NCSOFT is expanding into the mobile arena. Combined with positive growth in company leadership driving these initiatives forward, NCSOFT West is poised to continue its growth, investment, and leadership in the West through 2015 and beyond.
At NCSOFT we are dedicated to enriching our players' lives, and the world itself, with engaging and fun gaming experiences. In Asia, NCSOFT is already known as one of the top gaming and online companies in the region – our goal, over these next few years, is to establish and deserve the same reputation here in the West.
Our focus will remain on our players and on creating high-quality, fun, persistent, online gaming experiences for them to enjoy across a variety of platforms and in a variety of ways.
We are also heavily focused on our teams and people, on creating an environment where everyone can be excited to work each day and where we can push boundaries and innovate.
Looking ahead, I’m optimistic about the impact games will have outside of the virtual world. Today, games engage users and teach concepts in ways that no other medium can parallel. I believe this will accelerate as we continue to see improvements in technology and delivery methods across existing gaming platforms and new areas such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, areas in which we as a company are pioneering research and dedicating study.
The future of the gaming industry, NCSOFT, and NCSOFT West looks very bright and I’m excited about the coming months and years, as we explore new technologies, platforms and ideas.
I have been working at NCSOFT full-time (Less than a year)
Great people, great office environment, lots of healthy snacks, pool table, ping pong table and just an overall fun and smart group of people. So excited to be a part of this fast growing mobile studio! Competitive Salaries, benefits and amazing work-life-balance.
No equity plan, but am hopeful they will implement one in the very near future.
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NCSOFT in June 2015.
30-minute phone interview regarding your job experience, skills, knowledge of game industry, and some technical questions. Then a couple days later, I was invited for an in-person interview. I was given a brief on the company policies and benefits. I then did a panel interview which lasted around 45 minutes.
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