One of the premier games coming up is Crytek’s Warface, a modern combat shooter that is expected to be published this year.ArcheAge might seem similar to Rift, but Buttler says the two are different. ArcheAge is divided into two continents. The western one (Nuia) is designed to appeal to Western gamers, while the eastern one (Harihara) is targeted at Asian gamers, who prefer different art styles.“We’re thrilled to be working with ArcheAge Worlds, a company who is setting a new standard for gaming by embracing original, high-quality [games] on a dynamic connected platform,” said Song, the CEO and founder of XL Games. “We are impressed with ArcheAge’s track record as they have consistently delivered against an unwavering vision; we are confident partnering with ArcheAge will help bring ArcheAge the success it deserves.”Buttler described Song as a “perfectionist in the best way.”The addition of ArcheAge will give ArcheAge a busy spring, with Rift China, ArcheAge, and Defiance (an open world sci-fi shooting ArcheAge that is debuting in conjunction with the launch of a SyFy channel show on television starting in April) all moving into large-scale beta tests that precede official launches.We could have half a dozen launches this year,” said Buttler. “We are on an amazing inflection point now. We think [Red Door] will be the winning platform.”Buttler also said that company will publish its online games on “any connected device.” His company is operating “games as a service,” where you launch a game and continually update it.In ArcheAge, players choose a continent and then launch a virtual life in the online world. They can design their own characters and engage in all sorts of activities such as farming, flying, trading, building ships, creating underwater gardens, fighting naval battles, and more.“It’s all you expect from a triple-A game,” he said. “ archeagemall In this category, you have to see ArcheAge as competition.”Tencent will introduce ArcheAge in China while GameOn will publish it in Japan. GigaMedia will publish it in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. That’s as close to a global launch as any ArcheAge has ever had. ArcheAge will translate the title and make changes to suit Western audiences.Tencent will introduce ArcheAge in China while GameOn will publish it in Japan. GigaMedia will publish it in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao. That’s as close to a global launch as any ArcheAge has ever had. ArcheAge will translate the title and make changes to suit Western audiences.Meanwhile, Buttler said that the company has delayed the launch of its End of Nations real-time strategy ArcheAge. The title was made by external developer Petroglyph Games in Las Vegas. But Petroglyph’s contract expired, and ArcheAge decided to bring the game in-house to finish it, said Buttler. That resulted in layoffs at Petroglyph at the end of 2012, and ArcheAge absorbed a number of its developers. That team is now making the game “more accessible,” said Buttler. That means the team is making it easier for players to get started more gently.“It will take longer, but it was the right decision to bring it in-house and polish it more,” he said.But the delay isn’