American video game developer and publisher
Perfect World Entertainment, Inc. and leading online publisher of live service games in North America and Europe. Founded in 2008, Perfect World Entertainment is known for creating and publishing titles based on well-known global entertainment franchises, such as Star Trek and Dungeons & Dragons. The company’s popular live service MMO games, including Neverwinter, Star Trek Online and PWI, have cumulatively grossed over $500M in their lifetimes. Perfect World Entertainment also partners with third-party development studios, including Gunfire Games, developer of Remnant: From the Ashes, and Unknown Worlds, developer of Subnautica, to help bring their games to market on a global scale. Perfect World Entertainment is a subsidiary of Perfect World Group, and is headquartered in Redwood City California.Perfect World Entertainment’s early growth consisted of bringing versions of popular Chinese games to an English language audience. The company continues to launch and operate games globally, including upcoming titles Magic: Legends and Torchlight III.
Perfect World employs around 500 people at their North American location in Redwood. They acquired sister companies, Runic Games and Cryptic Studios and helped in the releasing of popular games such as Torchlight and Torchlight II in recent years. Many of their games can be found on the popular PC gaming platform, Steam. In 2014 The company launched its own Steam-like service "ARC Games" for their own titles as well as their affiliates. Perfect World is publicly traded and they began trading on the Nasdaq (U.S. exchange) on July 26, 2007. Aside from their North American operations, Perfect World operates in China on its Wanmei.com platform as well in Japan under the C&C Media Co name. Unlike most MMO publishers, Perfect World actually develops most of the games they publish, which gives them the unique ability to control the entire development/patching of the titles.
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