Perfect World Games

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Perfect Games
Gaming
Industry Game developer and publisher
Founded March 2004
Headquarters Huzhou, China
Parent Perfect World Co.
Website http://www.pwrd.com/

Perfect World Games is a Chinese video game developer specializing in MMORPGs. Perfect World was founded in 2004 by Chi Yufeng, the president of Human Software Corporation.[1] The company aims to develop and market games with Chinese characteristics.

Games developed

Perfect World Entertainment

Perfect World Entertainment is the company’s North American online games publisher specializing in immersive free-to-play MMORPGs. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment currently operates 10 titles.

Perfect World Europe B.V

Created in early 2010, in Amsterdam, Perfect World Europe focuses on localizing and operating massively multiplayer games in Europe. Currently, it has Jade Dynasty as well as Forsaken World in both French and German.[3]

Current games

Licensed games

Collaboration with Valve

On October 18, 2012, Valve Corporation announced an agreement granting Perfect World exclusive rights to market and distribute Dota 2 in mainland China. CEO Robert Hong Xiao stated that his company was "confident that adding this action strategy game to our diverse portfolio of games will bring additional world-class entertainment and premier gaming experiences to our players in China."[4]

On February 25, 2016, Perfect World hosted Dota 2's Shanghai Major. While the tournament itself was well received in regards to the player performances, the event garnered criticism due to delays on stream, spotty broadcasts and various other problems within the tournament, including the theft and deterioration of the competing teams' equipment.[5] In the month that followed the event, the president of Perfect World, Yunfan Zhang, apologized for the issues with the event.[6]

On September 24, 2017, Valve announced on the Counter-Strike blog that Perfect World would also be distributing Counter-Strike: Global Offensive in the Chinese market through the company's service.[7]

On June 12, 2018, Perfect World announced their subsidiary Perfect World Zhengqi (征奇,"Steam" in Chinese Pinyin) would collaborate with Valve and build "Steam China", all games in Steam China will be checked by Ministry of Culture of People's Republic of China.[8]Most of Steam users criticized Perfect World, thought it will destroy Chinese game market. China Central Television (CCTV) has also mentioned these at "Live News" in Channel 13 (News Channel), it make more Chinese Steam users worrying about Chinese game market and Chinese game developers.

Reference

  1. ^ IGN. Beijing Perfect World Co. Ltd
  2. ^ Romano, Sal (2015-09-19). "Final Fantasy Type-0 Online announced for PC and smartphones". Gematsu. Archived from the original on 2015-09-19. Retrieved 2015-09-19. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-01. Retrieved 2011-02-01. 
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-10-21. Retrieved 2012-10-21. 
  5. ^ http://steamed.kotaku.com/disastrous-dota-2-tournament-ends-with-missing-gear-pi-1763412162
  6. ^ "Perfect World apologises for Shanghai Major mess". Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  7. ^ http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2017/09/19277/
  8. ^ "Perfect World announced "Steam China"". weibo.com. Retrieved 2018-07-24. 

External links

  • Official website
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