Monarch Industries always provided excellent quality services and products. They dominated the worlds Smartphone, Car, Home Appliances, and Computers market. They have never let their customers down during their thirty years of existence. Therefore, the incident attracted the attention of various circles. It could be considered the first product of Monarch Industries to fail in the market.
Not only that, the petition to release the next generation of VR devices had already crossed 1.3 million signatures online. Even though at the opening of Abyss Online Beta, there were only a total of 1050 active players from seven selected countries. So, where did those one million signatures come from?
Probably, word of mouth and also reviews from players who played Abyss Online live. That caused many gamers around the world, including in South Korea, to get dissatisfied with the product from Monarch Industries even though they haven played it directly.
On the side of Monarch ENM, the subsidiary of Monarch Industries, which was in charge of the gaming division, was not bothered by the problem at all. Monarch Industries wouldn be the worlds largest multinational industrial corporation and technology conglomerate if it was impacted by such a trivial matter.
Monarch ENM hurriedly stated that they would release the next generation of VR devices that were updated from the previous devices. The release would occur at the same time as the official launch of the game Abyss Online two weeks later. And the Beta Phase event was canceled to ensure the upgrade process went well and smoothly.
After the statement, the companys stock, which had fallen slightly, rose again as before. It immediately relieved the various parties and partners of Monarch Industries.
Meanwhile, Seo-jun, who saw the news, just shook his head while catching his breath after running, gasping for air. He knew it wouldn work. The 1st and 2nd generation of VR devices was a helmet that did not provide a real virtual world experience at all. Therefore, peoples high expectations would once again get betrayed. The companys stock fell seven times and the lowest for the first time, causing panic among Abyss Online game investors.
To salvage the bad situation, Monarch ENM hastily released the 3rd Generation of VR Capsules, which again didn provide the real freedom and touch of the virtual world as an alternative world to the real world. Yet, they insisted on releasing the 4th and 5th generations with the same concept as the 3rd generation in a row for a year.
That caused Abyss Online to go down and get labeled as the worst game in the last decade. The situation had not changed for approximately three years. Monarch ENM ended up skipping the 6th through 9th generations as they finally realized that the capsule device wasn going to give the players what they wanted.
Then in 2038, the 10th Generation VR Cabin was officially released. A device that could present the nuances and real experiences of the virtual world. Many did not believe it, and the device initially had the same poor sales figures as its predecessor. But, after that, some tycoon boys bought and played Abyss Online with it. Then, Abyss Onlines prestige and 10th Generation VR Cabin skyrocketed among the mass.
Seo-jun could follow all that information because he used to be a game addict. He could be said to be a jerk because his only job was watching tv and playing games, while his brother was responsible for his living expenses. But now, he knew it was wrong and immoral. He had learned and matured a bit due to being trapped in Abyss Online and having to play in real-life and death situations.
Talking about life experiences, Seo-jun planned to visit his older brothers house because he felt guilty for being a burden in his previous life.