The First Descendant is rising in popularity, so you might be wondering who made it, in order to check out their own titles.

The First Descendant is a free-to-play third-person shooter. It falls under the "looter shooter" category, made popular by the likes of Destiny and Warframe. So, who took a swing at the genre and made The First Descendant? That would be NEXON Games.

Who developed The First Descendant?

(Image via NEXON)
(Image via NEXON)

The First Descendant, powered by Unreal Engine 5, gives you loads of characters to unlock and utilize as you take the fight to the Vulgus. The online game puts you in a server with many other players where you can tackle missions together and complete a variety of objectives.

Created by NEXON Games, the title saw a fairly success launch despite mixed reviews through Steam. NEXON, a South Korean game publisher, was founded in 1994. It does have offices in the United States, Taiwan, Thailand, and Japan, however.

As the company that made The First Descendant, NEXON is no stranger to putting out massively popular virtual worlds. This is their first jump into the looter shooter landscape, but with quick fixes to the game's issues, they seem to be on top of things.

What other games has NEXON developed or published?

MapleStory is an extremely popular 2D MMORPG (Image via NEXON)
MapleStory is an extremely popular 2D MMORPG (Image via NEXON)

You may have played some games by NEXON, whether they were the developing company of NEXON Games, or simply the publisher. They made The First Descendant, along with many others, and you probably didn't even know.

Here's a list of some of the titles they've had a say in creating or delivering to the masses:

  • Dark Ages
  • MapleStory
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Titanfall Online
  • LawBreakers
  • EA Sports FC Mobile
  • The Finals

If you check the NEXON Wikipedia page, it indicates several other games coming out in 2024 and beyond that the company has a hand in. Games such as a new MapleStory, Wakerunners, ARC Raiders, and OVERKILL are on their way if you enjoy the products they've made, like The First Descendant.

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