It has been some time since Empire of the Immortals, Perfect World’s latest game in China, has had some interesting news. However, a 2nd interview with the CEO, Mr. Michael Yufeng Chi, has been posted at the official website with some rather juicy information about upcoming plans for the game. You may wish to have a look at the first interview here. Let us now have a read what the head honcho has to say. (Note: Not all questions were translated)
A: The game is currently still in Closed Beta and we are still actively changing some aspects of the game according to players’ feedback. However, according to our plan, the game will enter a non-wipe beta phase before the year ends.
A: While Runic Games will no doubt be a big attracting factor if added to promotional efforts, we feel that it is better to advertise and market the game’s own features and main selling points. We are confident as Perfect World’s first dark-themed MMO, Empire of the Immortals will withstand the challenges ahead.
A: We will still be upgrading and improving the game, with a new version coming really soon. The new version will solve many problems players faced and enhanced current features. There will also be 3 times more new content compared to the Closed Beta client, including the release of various massive PvP wars features.
A: Yes, the game will be licensed out, with at least 10 different languages available catering for various different regions. However, these overseas servers will only be ready once the China server has matured and stabilized. Our aim is to let our local players enjoy any new content first.
A: While Battle of the Immortals and Empire of the Immortals no doubt have some similarities, there will possibly be a bigger change in the upcoming sequels. And yes, the 3rd title in the series is already in development, we urge players not to be surprised if it is not landing on the PC systems. The game is currently developed primarily for home consoles, including Xbox Live. Stay tuned as we gradually reveal more details.