MMOG publisher NCsoft has rolled out NCcoin, its new in-game micro-transaction system.
The new system will debut in the third-person mech game Exteel, and is expected to be incorporated into many of NCsoft's existing and upcoming titles in the future. NCcoin sells at a rate of $1 for 100 NCcoin, and is available in $1, $5, $10 and $20 amounts. Players will be able to purchase NCcoins for use in buying and upgrading in-game items, but will not be able to use it to purchase in-game currency, or to give or sell it to other players.
"NCsoft's goal is to bring more and more people into the online gaming market, and part of achieving that goal is to continue to diversify how customers can pay and play," said NCsoft North America President Chris Chung. "This system will offer our customers much greater flexibility and convenience in paying for content."
"Micro-transactions are a growing part of the online gaming industry and NCcoin will allow us to support micro-transaction based games efficiently, allowing developers and players to quickly enjoy the benefits of those systems," he continued. "We will soon be rolling out more contents that leverage the flexibility of NCcoin."
More information about the new NCcoin system is available at PlayNC.com.