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  • Blog Post: Footage Of Unannounced Cryptic Studios Project Could Be Jurassic World Tie-In

    Earlier this year, it was rumored that Cryptic Studios’ Seattle location had been shut down by owner Perfect World. Today footage from a number of former employees appears to point to one of the studio’s unreleased projects. The video and images that have appeared show dinosaurs and other... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight Mobile To Brighten iOS And Android

    Perfect World today revealed its plans to release Torchlight Mobile, a new action RPG set in the world of Torchlight and Torchlight II. Like its predecessors, Torchlight Mobile is aiming to provide the same style of combat, leveling, and looting as appeared in the original game by Runic. The new game... More
  • Blog Post: Neverwinter's Rise Of Tiamat Expansion Coming To Xbox One In June [Trailer Added]

    Perfect World has announced that the first of five planned Neverwinter expansions for 2015 is arriving this month. Rise of Tiamat will pit players against the titular dragon queen in a 25-person battle. The expansion also adds end-game content in the form of new adventure zones for players that have... More
  • Blog Post: Neverwinter Adds Strongholds And Guild-Versus-Guild Combat In Summer Expansion

    Every guild needs a place to call home. Neverwinter’s Strongholds expansion is going to provide just that. Coming this summer, Strongholds will open a new map, where players and their guilds can claim a keep and restore it. As more territory falls under your control, you’ll need to clear... More
  • Blog Post: Five Free Expansions Coming To Neverwinter On Xbox One In 2015

    Perfect World has announced a strong start on Xbox One for its free-to-play MMORPG, Neverwinter. The title has been out for six weeks, with over 1.6 million players giving the game a try. Through the remainder of this year, Perfect World will be releasing five free expansions. These include the Tyranny... More
  • Blog Post: Free-To-Play Dungeons & Dragons MMO Neverwinter Arrives On Xbox One March 31

    Yesterday, we shared with you details about the content coming to Neverwinter when it launches on Xbox One. Today, we know exactly when that will be. Perfect World has announced that the free-to-play online title will arrive on March 31. You will need an Xbox Live gold account in order to play, though... More
  • Blog Post: Perfect World Details Contents Of Neverwinter On Xbox One

    If you missed the Neverwinter beta on Xbox One , don’t fret. There will be more opportunities to play the game, as it’s launching later this year . Today, we know exactly what content will be available when it does arrive. The Xbox One version, which is due early this year, will come with... More
  • Blog Post: Neverwinter: Elemental Evil Emerges From The Shadows

    Perfect World and Cryptic Studios today announced the pending arrival of the newest and largest expansion to date for Neverwinter. The new content is said to be on target for release in early 2015. Elemental Evil expands the number of classes out to eight with the addition of the paladin, a holy warrior... More
  • Blog Post: Neverwinter Xbox One Closed Beta Announced For Early February

    When the Xbox One was announced for release in China , a number of titles for that market were also revealed. One of them, Perfect World’s Neverwinter, is also coming to North America . Today, the publisher has announced the registrations for an upcoming closed beta are open. You can voice your... More
  • Blog Post: Digital Extremes: No Changes To Leadership Following Majority Acquisition By Chinese Firms

    Digital Extremes, the developer of Warframe and The Darkness II, has announced that a majority of its outstanding shares have been acquired by two Chinese firms. Multi Dynamic Games Inc. (a subsidiary of Sumpo Food Holdings Limited) and Perfect Online Holding Limited (a subsidiary of Star Trek Online... More
  • Blog Post: Neverwinter Coming To Xbox One In North America, Europe In 2015

    Revealed earlier today as an included package for the Xbox One's launch in China later this year, Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios have announced they're bringing the free-to-play MMORPG Neverwinter to Xbox One in North America and Europe, as well. Players can expect to play Dungeons... More
  • Blog Post: Neverwinter: Launch Date, End-Game, And First Expansion Revealed

    Perfect World and Cryptic Studios brought out all the guns today in an official announcement regarding the Dungeons & Dragons free MMORPG, Neverwinter . The game has been in open beta since April, but will officially launch on June 20, 2013. June 20 also marks the release date of Gauntlgrym, the... More
  • Blog Post: New Neverwinter Trailer Shows Off Iconic Enemies

    The video for the upcoming free-to-play MMO reveals the denizens of the smoldering volcano that hangs over the city. Hot on the heels of last week’s trailer , the team over at Cryptic and Perfect World delivers another look at the game in action, this time detailing the adventure area known as... More
  • Blog Post: Free Blacklight: Retribution GI Weapon Tags

    Win one of these free tags for your Blacklight: Retribution weapon and you can represent GI as you gun down fools in the free-to-play sci-fi shooter. Enter into the contest for free right here , and the free tag and helmet shown above could be yours! What finer way to celebrate the weekend, the onset... More
  • Blog Post: Star Trek Online Free-To-Play Transition Date Announced

    The Trekkie game is not-so-boldly going where many MMOs have gone before sooner than you'd think. As we previously reported , once Perfect World acquired developer Cryptic Studios, it decided to transition Star Trek Online to a free-to-play business model supported by micro transactions. Today on... More
  • Blog Post: Star Trek Online Going Free-To-Play

    Last year Cryptic publicly said that it was considering making Star Trek Online free-to-play like its Champions Online, and now Cryptic's parent company, Perfect World, has decided to make it so. Gamasutra reports that during a financial conference call, Perfect World CFO Kelvin Lau unveiled Star... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight II Gets Fourth Class, Cheap Price Point

    While loot whores around the world wait for Diablo III, indie dev Runic Games is moving forward with a very friendly price for its upcoming hack-n-slash sequel, Torchlight II. Joystiq reports that Torchlight II -- which is still planned to launch this year -- will cost an affordable $20, the same price... More
  • Blog Post: Cryptic Bought For $50 Million

    Former Atari studio and Star Trek Online and Champions Online developer Cryptic has been bought by Chinese publisher/developer Perfect World. Perfect World, which runs titles like its own Legend of Martial Arts MMO in Asia and in other parts of the world bought Cryptic for $50 million. It's unknown... More
  • Blog Post: Runic Finally Talking About Torchlight MMO

    PCGamer is touting its look at the upcoming Torchlight MMO in its next issue. The game will apparently retain the fast-paced action focus that Torchlight is known for, and support ongoing content through microtransactions. Runic co-founder Travis Baldree has an interesting view on microtransactions,... More
  • Blog Post: Torchlight Developer Runic Joins Perfect World

    We've got a lot of fans of indie Diablo clone Torchlight around the office, and it sounds like we're not the only ones. Chinese MMO publisher Perfect World has acquired a majority stake in Torchlight developer Runic Games. Perfect World has likely made this decision in equal parts due to the... More
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