*sigh* Some potential bad news from The Mega Man Network. It appears that NeoWiz, the developer of Rockman Online, a Korean based MMO, is undergoing a heavy restructure, reports the Digital Times. In which case, its workforce regarding PC games is being reduced from 300 to 50. Needless to say, that's a pretty steep decline. Things look rather bleak for the well-anticipated Rockman game.
NeoWiz is wishing to shift focus more toward mobile gaming rather than PC specific. Understandable, what with mobile gaming really taking off in recent years, but still, what of the status of Rockman Online? As of now, it's undoubtedly on hold, but NeoWiz is considering its affiliate company, GAMEON, to grab the reins of its development. It's yet to be seen how Capcom will treat this sudden turn of events. They may decide to revoke the rights to the franchise and as such, the game would gain a spot alongside Universe and Legends 3.
I dunno about you guys, but to have a third Mega Man game, although unavailable worldwide, cancelled in the midst of Rockman/Mega Man's 25th year will really, really irk me. Still, let us remain optimistic. NeoWiz may manage things just right. Don't let us down!