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