The Jakarta Post
Japanese messaging app LINE is scheduled to launch the LINE POD gaming platform in Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines in May. (shutterstock.com/qoppi/File)
Japanese messaging app LINE has opened early registration for LINE POD, a mobile and PC gaming platform, until May 24.
LINE POD allows users to play mobile and PC games on one platform. The platform also has an Open Chat feature for communication between players.
LINE POD is set to release online street basketball game Free Style by game company Joycity, strategy PC game Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming based on the HBO fantasy series and massively multiplayer online game (MMORPG) ArcheAge from Korean game developer XL Games. ArcheAge will be exclusive to LINE POD.
The games will be available once users complete early registration, and more titles will be added later.
The company is offering certain gifts to those who register early. These include a player outfit for Free Style and an Arya Stark medallion and VIP Points for Game of Thrones: Winter is Coming. Early registration can be done on PC, mobile or on the company’s website.
Free and paid games will be available on LINE POD. Users will need LINE Pay, LINE’s digital payment platform, to purchase an in-app currency to then purchase games.
The platform will include Hunter’s Arena: Legends, a battle royal massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG), and Rebirth Online, an MMORPG. However, these games will not be available during the early registration period.
LINE POD is scheduled to be launched this May in Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines. The platform is available in Mandarin, Thai, Indonesian and English.
The LINE messaging app was launched in June 2011. The LINE Corporation has now expanded into artificial intelligence (AI) technology and financial technology. (wir/wng)
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