PWI releasing next-gen F2P MMORPGs in 2014

Perfect World Entertainment, a major Free to Play MMORPG publisher, has announced its intent to publish next-gen console versions of some of its existing and upcoming library.

Next year, the company will announce its full range of titles and platforms. Considering their line-up, this represents an exciting move to bring MMORPG to a more wide-spread audience. 2014 is certainly going to be a big year for consoles and MMORPGs coming together. With DC Universe Online already gaining traction on PS4, we’ll also get to see Planetside 2, Everquest Next, Elder Scrolls Online and more.

“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.”

PWI publish titles, such as Blacklight Retribution which is already on Playstation 4, but they also look after Star Trek Online, Champions Online, Jade Dynasty, Forsaken World and perhaps most excitingly, Dungeons & Dragons Neverwinter – 3D. They also handle Perfect World International (thus their namesake), which is sure to have some kind of presence amongst the company’s announcements, next year.

“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 details as we get them…

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