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Beijing Perfect World

Perfect World Co., Ltd.
北京完美世界网络技术有限公司
Gaming
Traded as PWRD
Industry Game developer and publisher
Founded March, 2004[1]
Headquarters Beijing, People's Republic of China and Redwood City, California, United States
Employees 4500
Subsidiaries Runic Games
Cryptic Studios
Perfect World Entertainment
Website
  • China http://perfectworld.com

Perfect World (Chinese: 完美世界; formerly 完美时空) is a China-based online game company specializing in MMORPGs. Beijing Perfect World Co. was founded in 2004 by Chi Yufeng, the president of Human Software Corporation.[2] The company aims to develop and market games with Chinese characteristics. The company's initial public offering on the Nasdaq was completed in July, 2007.[3]

Perfect World is parent to Seattle-based game developer Runic Games. In 2009, Perfect World entered into an exclusive agreement to publish Torchlight, an action-RPG in production by Runic Games worldwide and later bought a majority stake in Runic Games.[4]

On May 31, 2011 it was announced that Perfect World had acquired Cryptic Studios from Atari for over $50 million.[5]

Games developed

Perfect World Entertainment (U.S. Subsidiary)

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 (European Subsidiary)

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.[6]

Current Games

C&C Media Co., Ltd (Japan Subsidiary)

Acquired by Perfect World Co. in April 2010, C&C Media Co., Ltd currently has five games from Perfect World Co. and two licensed games.[7]

Current Games

Licensed Games

Perfect World & Valve

On October 18, 2012, Valve Corporation announced an agreement granting Perfect World exclusive rights to operate Dota 2 in mainland China. Co-CEO Mr. 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."[8]

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  • (English)
  • Perfect World Entertainment
  • Perfect World (Chinese)
  • Perfect World Europe B.V. (German)
  • C&C Media Co., Ltd (Japanese)
  • Battle of Immortals (Indonesian)
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