It seems that 2012 is a wonderful G-Star year for Neowiz, with a large group of fans. However, in fact, things did not went out smoothly for G-Star. Having been involed in a messy court fight with developer Smilegate over the closure of online shooter CrossFire, the company got into another trouble after EA Seoul signed FIFA Online 3 to Nexon. FIFA Online 2 will be closing on 31st March 2013 after the contract with EA ends, and it has become inevitable.
It is unknown if EA will still support the game and signed to a new publisher, but that is looking very unlikely. FIFA Online 2 has always been in the top 5 rankings in terms of internet cafe popularity, and the game also contributed to 14% of Neowiz Games’ revenue in 3Q 2012 according to reports in the Korean media.