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Online game to expand to China

Korean game publisher NCsoft announced Thursday that it plans to expand its popular online role-playing game "Lineage" to China next year. "Lineage" is the most popular paid online game in the world, with more than 4 million subscribers in Korea, Japan and Taiwan. The company has tried to expand the game's audience to the United States but faces more entrenched competition from established subscription games such as "EverQuest."

Korean game publisher NCsoft announced Thursday that it plans to expand its popular online role-playing game "Lineage" to China next year. "Lineage" is the most popular paid online game in the world, with more than 4 million subscribers in Korea, Japan and Taiwan.

The company has tried to expand the game's audience to the United States but faces more entrenched competition from established subscription games such as "EverQuest."