Lineage Eternal is scheduled to have a global release late 2016/early 2017. The closed beta will start in the first half of 2015, before going open beta in Korea in 2016. On November 8, 2011, NCSOFT officially announced Lineage Eternal as the sequel to the first Lineage, released in 1998. In August 2013, NCSOFT announced it was preparing to roll out the beta schedule of Lineage Eternal by the end of 2013. The first gameplay videos debuted at the G-Star 2011 gaming convention in South Korea on November 9, 2011.