Perfect World is making its move into the Western online gaming markets.
Free to play is the future of gaming, even for traditional game publishers, according to Jagex Games Studio CEO Mark Gerhard. He talks to GamesBeat about the rush to the free-to-play model, Jagex’s potential market value, and the development of upcoming MMO Transformers Universe.
Atari has sold off Cryptic Studios, the maker of online games such as Star Trek Online, to China’s Perfect World. Perfect World is paying 35 million euros, or $49.8 million in cash.
There’s a new gazillionaire in town. Online gaming firm Gazillion Entertainment has hired John Needham, former head of Cryptic Studios, as its new chief executive as the company enters a new stage of its development of massively multiplayer online games.
Lots of massively multiplayer online games were started with the dream of becoming as big as World of Warcraft, which has 12 million paying subscribers.