Perfect World Games

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Perfect Games
Gaming
IndustryGame developer and publisher
FoundedMarch 2004
HeadquartersHuzhou, China
ParentPerfect World Co.
Websitehttp://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[edit]

Perfect World Entertainment[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

Licensed games[edit]

Collaboration with Valve[edit]

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 on Steam China will be checked by the Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China.[8] Most Steam users criticized Perfect World, believing it will destroy the Chinese game market. China Central Television (CCTV) has also mentioned these concerns during their "Live News" on Channel 13 (News Channel).[citation needed]

Reference[edit]

  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.

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