Black Gold Online

Chinese developer Snail Games has confirmed that the open beta for the company’s highly anticipated new MMO Black Gold Online for Windows PC will launch worldwide on 20 June.

“Snail Games continues its rapid ascension as a global online games leader, highlighted by this summer’s blockbuster steampunk/fantasy blended game Black Gold Online, a title that pushes the boundaries of the MMORPG experience,” said Snail Games CEO Shi Hai in a statement. “Black Gold Online further define(s) Snail Games as an innovator in the MMO space.”

Last year Snail and game publisher Shanda agreed to invest circa 200 million RMB for the title’s global promotion. The companies also secured 600 million RMB for game development and marketing from investors Bank of China, China Construction Bank, Shanghai Pudong Development Bank and the Bank of Ningbo.