Star Conflict Joins Perfect World's Arc Platform

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2015
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Star Gem Inc. and Gaijin Entertainment's free to play space shooter, Star Conflict, has become the latest MMO to be added to Perfect World Entertainment's Arc platform. Star Conflict can now be accessed using your Arc sign in on the Arc portal website.

“The launch of Star Conflict on Arc adds our fifth game in the last four months as we continue to build a quality library that offers variety for our players,” said Yoon Im, Senior Vice President of Publishing. “As a group of gamers, our team is always looking to partner with developers who are interested in expanding their reach to a platform dedicated to providing fun video game experiences.”

It's interesting to see what Perfect World is doing here. Over the last few months the Arc platform has expanded out into new genres by adding APB Reloaded, Elsword, and Stronghold Kingdoms to the offerings made to players. While I can certainly appreciate a company adding diverse options for their players, I'm not really sure what the end game is here for Perfect World Entertainment.

Yes, it's nice to have single sign on access to a plethora of free to play content, but don't most gamers already have that with Steam? And don't developers reach a MUCH broader audience with Steam as well? What do you think of Arc expanding at the rate of 5 games added in the last 4 months?

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Michael Byrne
Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief
Mike “Magicman” Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site’s current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

Discussion (24)

Kakarotta 6 years ago
Just two comments:

- First of all, you CAN'T trade regular credits for gold in Star Conflict. It is the opposite (and frankly, the exchange rate is so bad it is useless)

- Second: It is not pay to win. premium ships have bonus to income and have free repairs. But their performance is the same or even worse than the credit standard ships.

And anyway, the game is free, try it for a while if you like arcade shooters in space.

asdasf 6 years ago
potayto potahto, never touch PEW's p2w / p2enjoy anything at all bs

now star conflict has even more reason to be avoided

cacalipsnmouth 6 years ago
Let me clear up the comment section since reading and comprehension is obviously a failed subject in their education system:
1) PWI is not PWE. PWI is a game (a good one too). PWE is a company (a shady one). PWI has pay to advance and never be end game, so you create mid and f2P communities. It forces you to think outside the box. SInce majority players are "gimmie now" derp-skins, they think it is 100% P2W.
PWE is a company. They have several partners and purchase out other companies like the one that runs Star Trek. Gaijin snail in Russia owns War Thunder and this game. You can see thes published tactics in games like Age of conan online and other titles that CROSS PUBLISH their games (conan being under Aeria now).

2) Star Conflict is amazing game! More tactic and class focused than a turd chute like most shooters § mobas. I enjoy it a lot and although you can pay to get special ships early on, you can play to get tehm as well. There is a currency button to exchange in gold for the cash gold. AND PLAYERS DO NOT SET THE PRICE, so the game is balanced. I can buy whatever I want in the cash shop right now for free. THe hardest part of this game is SKILL. And knowing your tier. Tier 4+ the game is INSANE! If you do not work as a team, STAY IN TIER 1 and 2. Otherwise you will hate life and yes, that is SKILL 2 WIN.
ARC is an option. I play the game using the website client, NOT STEAM. So stop crying.

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zx spectrum 6 years ago
PAY TO WIN SHIT for noobs who cant win without cheats!

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fkyofacial 6 years ago
PWI is a bowl of shit that should be bombed off this planet

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idontlikemyname 6 years ago
Anyone have some comments about this game?

tolshortte 6 years ago
this makes no sense to me. Star Conflict is already on Steam. whats the point of joining ARC?

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reinheart 6 years ago
come on MMOBOMB nobody cares about PWE and there shit .

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