Warframe Acquired By Perfect World (Well...Kind of)

Michael Byrne
By Michael Byrne, Editor-in-Chief October 16, 2014
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The potential move that has had the Warframe forums ablaze for a while has finally happened, but it appears that more than one player was involved in the acquisition.

There's a lot of "parent company" jargon in the acquisition announcement but in the end it boils down to Multi-Dynamic Games Group Inc. and Perfect Online Holding Limited jointly acquiring 61% of the entire issued share capital of Digital Extremes Ltd.

Individually, Multi-Dynamic Games Group Inc. will hold 58% of the purchase and Perfect Online Holding Limited will hold the remaining 3%

For gamers that feared a PWI takeover of Warframe, this probably comes as "better than it could have been" news seeing as Perfect World holds a stake in the long term success of the space ninja title but doesn't hold the tremendous sway some players feared would come with the acquisition. What may come as a bit of a surprise though is the other 58% ownership now resting with a company that is parented by a food company (Sumpo Food Holdings Limited.)

We'll have to keep our eyes out for how/if this acquisition impacts both Warframe and the many other Digital Extreme products.

The full acquisition details can be found here.

(Special thanks to Dicecoldfire for the heads up!)

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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 (26)

JA 6 years ago
Perfectworld ruine Star Trek online too with that level cap increase, forcing people to join fleets drama to upgrade but also charging more money to upgrade ships we bought years ago has cause a near 600 members of a fleet to quit and set up an emulator. Sucks perfectworld ruins all its games and doesn't learn what they did to ruin them. Oh well I sold my warframe account for a lot. I'm gone

Jellopy 6 years ago
PWI takes the reigns and you get minimum updates with a total pay to win conversion. This is why I don't like major companies being able to monopolize in the gaming industry.

Unmarked 6 years ago
looks like warframe will be going to the shitter soon

todoran 6 years ago
bye warframe 1 year wasted to play u.... i quit!

Zyx 6 years ago
They needed a Chinese company to get it into China as the government restrictions on their citizens data is protected by a law in that the server with all the players details must be in China. If anything DE will just make more money, PWE has no creative control over the game whatsoever.

hovsep56 6 years ago
i dont know why all the complaints about lockboxes they dont FORCE you to buy them they're completly optional and you dont need it to progress the game

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Champions Online Player 6 years ago
The publisher ruined Champions Online adding lucky boxes to , and made it had no expansion or improvement.
This game will become more popular ($), or will die.

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asdasdf 6 years ago
so a company that knows nothing of mmos have a controlling interest and are free to do w/e they want

GG

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Annonymouse 6 years ago
Something interesting to note here is that you can see DE's revenues and profits on the acquisition documents. A bit of insight into how profitable free 2 play actually is.

Richard 6 years ago
for the love of god no. not pwi and wtf is a food company doing with mmos? lol

Annonymouse 6 years ago
Lockbox prime coming to a Kubrow near you!

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DiceColdfire 6 years ago
Well this is one of them sit and see things .... this could be bad or good for the game Really.

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perfect crap 6 years ago
That shit company sux, generic asian mmos and nothing more, super bad news, de is good without these pokemons

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Bratwurst 6 years ago
I nearly had a heart attack here... thank the Void.

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