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MMO publisher Perfect World Entertainment bringing 'current and future' projects to console

S. Prell, @SamPrell

Perfect World Entertainment, publisher of free-to-play games like Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter and Star Trek Online, has announced the creation of a new company division that plans to bring "current and future" games to both current and next-gen consoles.

Perfect World Entertainment CEO Alan Chen said in a press release that the studio's move to consoles was a "natural progression," but no details were given on how the company's mostly keyboard-and-mouse-centric games will be translated to the controller-oriented consoles. The press release did, however, tease that more details will be coming sometime next year.

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Leading Free-to-Play MMORPG Publisher Outlines Plans for Console Versions of Prior and Upcoming Titles

(Redwood City, CA) December 19, 2013 -- Perfect World Entertainment Inc. a leader and publisher of widely-acclaimed free-to-play MMORPGs, announced today a company expansion by creating a console division targeting current and next-gen consoles. Planned console products expected include current and future games from Perfect World Entertainment's suite of developers. Players will be able to experience the best of free-to-play online games on their consoles, bringing PWE's popular games to a whole new audience.

"Perfect World Entertainment has long been the leader in free-to-play PC titles," said Perfect World Entertainment CEO, Alan Chen. "Bringing our titles to consoles is a natural progression for us, and we can't wait to set a new standard for console MMORPGs and other genres."

"We are looking at this medium to better connect with gamers," said General Manager of Publishing, Andrew Brown. "The opportunity to work on new types of projects with developers from all over the world is really exciting for us as a company. We are confident in our outlook entering into this new business, and you can expect Perfect World to be a major player in the console marketplace."

More information on upcoming console titles from Perfect World Entertainment will be announced in 2014.

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