Before you get excited, the deal is only available in Korea… currently. Over at ICON 2011, the developer event before G*Star began, it was announced that Perfect World and Nexon would team up and establish a new company to manage and operate online games in Korea. More in the official statement below.
Beijing China (November 10, 2011) – Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) (“Perfect World”), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, and Nexon Korea Corporation (“Nexon”), a leading global online entertainment company and publisher of microtransaction-based massively multiplayer online games (“MMOGs”), today announced that they have jointly established a company in Korea (the “New Company”) to manage and operate online games in Korea.
“We are very pleased to build a strategic partnership with Nexon,” commented Mr. Michael Chi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World. “This strategic alliance will help us further expand our user base and provide the highest quality services to local players in the Korean market. The introduction of more of Perfect World’s online games into the Korean market will help further strengthen our international reputation as a comprehensive online game developer and operator.
More importantly, we believe Nexon’s creativity, strong desire to challenge itself, and customer-centric culture will bring sustained growth opportunities to the New Company. Together, through the mutual beneficial resources created by this partnership, we look forward to providing our quality entertainment to more players.”
Mr. Min Seo, CEO of Nexon Korea Corporation, added, “We are very excited about establishing this New Company with Perfect World to bring more of their titles into the Korean market. This partnership will combine Nexon’s deep experience in publishing online games and well-established competencies in the Korean gaming market with Perfect World’s rich and attractive content, and renowned R&D and operational capabilities.
We look forward to introducing more exciting titles and providing world-class services to Korean players through this New Company. We are confident that this will be a rewarding move for both Nexon and Perfect World.”