Thursday, October 18th 2012

Perfect World and Valve Announce Exclusive Rights for It to Operate Dota 2 in China

Perfect World Co., Ltd.("Perfect World"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, and Valve, a leading entertainment software and technology company based in the United States, today announced an agreement granting Perfect World exclusive rights to operate Dota 2 in mainland China. In development at Valve, with design lead "IceFrog," Dota 2 promises to expand on the unique mix of action, RTS, and RPG gameplay that has made Dota one of the most popular online games in the world and a leading title at professional e-sport competitions.

"Valve is one of the best developers of online games in the world. We are very excited to partner with Valve in bringing Dota 2 to Chinese gamers," commented Mr. Robert Hong Xiao, Co-CEO of Perfect World. "Dota 2, a refined work by the developers at Valve, has received great attention from players worldwide. With our years of expertise in delivering quality games in China, we are confident that adding this action strategy game to our diverse portfolio of games will bring additional world-class entertainment and premier gaming experiences to our players in China."

"We knew when we started building Dota 2 that Dota was already loved by millions of gamers in China. Valve gave very careful consideration to which potential partner, among multiple candidates, would best serve the Chinese Dota community," said Gabe Newell, President and co-founder of Valve. "In the end, Perfect World was the clear choice to best bring the full Dota 2 experience to customers in China. IceFrog, and the entire team at Valve, are looking forward to moving Dota 2 forward in China with the rest of the world."

Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) is a leading online game developer and operator based in China. Perfect World primarily develops online games based on proprietary game engines and game development platforms. Perfect World's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive knowledge and experiences in the online game market, enable it to frequently and promptly introduce popular games designed to cater changing customer preferences and market trends. Perfect World's current portfolio of self-developed online games includes massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs"): "Perfect World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Perfect World II," "Zhu Xian," "Chi Bi," "Pocketpet Journey West," "Battle of the Immortals," "Fantasy Zhu Xian," "Forsaken World," "Dragon Excalibur," "Empire of the Immortals" and "Return of the Condor Heroes;" an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games and social networking games. While a substantial portion of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe and Japan through its own subsidiaries. Perfect World's games have also been licensed to leading game operators in a number of countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking territories. Perfect World intends to continue to explore new and innovative business models and is committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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7 Comments on Perfect World and Valve Announce Exclusive Rights for It to Operate Dota 2 in China

#1
[H]@RD5TUFF
I just don't get why people go so crazy over dota.
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Faith[ROG].Anarchy
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I just don't get why people go so crazy over dota.
Simply the best ;) If you combine Counter Strike's teamwork and skills with Warcraft's strategy then you have DotA
I'd say this thing will beat Counter Strike franchise soon as far as mods go, man
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#3
1d10t
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I just don't get why people go so crazy over dota.
because Luna Moonfang looks hot? :p
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entropy13
Never got to play DoTA ever since 6.39. Never got to play DoTA 2 at all, or HoN, or LoL.
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#5
Scatler
by: [H]@RD5TUFF
I just don't get why people go so crazy over dota.
What's your "go crazy" game then? Call of Duty perhaps?
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#6
Jaffakeik
TO go crazy about game its stupid.Games meant to be played not to become crazy.
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[H]@RD5TUFF
by: Scatler
What's your "go crazy" game then? Call of Duty perhaps?
Nope, I am beyond over that game as it hasn't changed at all since COD 4, it's the same game every year with little to no changes in mechanics, and a couple of new maps with the others recycled from previous games, and a couple of new guns with the others recycled from the previous games. :nutkick::shadedshu

Recently I have been playing the hell out of dishonored, and borderlands 2, but I don't really have a game that I play for hours on end and play at the occlusion of other games. I mean I play World of Tanks everyday but that's mainly due to clan wars. To me DOTA is boring, farm creeps to level, then spam ability's to kill others, rinse and repeat.

by: Faith[ROG].Anarchy
Simply the best ;) If you combine Counter Strike's teamwork and skills with Warcraft's strategy then you have DotA
I'd say this thing will beat Counter Strike franchise soon as far as mods go, man
That's cool and all I love to see community created content make it big, but to me it's just meh, and so is CS.
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