Perfect World Upcoming Games! - Gamescom 2013
During this year's Gamescom I had the opportunity to talk with Nic van't Schip, product manager at Perfect World and all around good guy. Although Perfect World has yet to officially confirm what's up next on the publisher's plate, Nick and I had an interesting conversation concerning what the future may hold in store for Perfect World's next MMO ambitions.
We now know for sure Perfect World is currently examining whether there is a market in Europe and the U.S. for the following three games: Saint Seiya Online, Swordsman Online, and Legend of the Condor Heroes.
Saint Seiya Online is an MMORPG that's already being published by Perfect World in China. The MMO is based on an old Manga series called Saint Seiya which hasn't been published since 1991.
Swordsman Online happens to be an MMO based on a popular Chinese martial arts novel by Louis Cha. If the MMO looks eerily similar to Age of Wushu and for good reason. The MMO uses an upgraded version of Age of Wushu's engine which has had a noticeable impact on the game's overall fidelity. Whether Swordsman Online represents an upgraded Age of Wushu or an entirely new martial arts MMO remains to be seen.
Finally, Legend of the Condor Heroes represents Perfect World's first self-developed action MMORPG. No Neverwinter doesn't count, Cryptic Studio had a hand in that one. The MMO has yet to be released in China, so unless Perfect World plans on releasing it in various regions simultaneously, chances are we won't see Legend of the Condor Heroes anytime soon.
In conclusion, whether Perfect World opts to release these titles in the West all depends on the market. If you are really interested in playing those games in Europe or United States, now is the time to let Perfect World know. So what game interests you the most?
By Luis Dobreira
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