A suspicious press release article recently surfaced on various websites, including those of PR agencies, claiming Neverwinter as “retaining” the “number 1 ranking in the North America MMO Game Market in the first quarter of 2015″. The source is not developer and publisher Perfect World Entertainment, but a “Shandong Struggle Brand Management Co.,Ltd”, which yielded no search result.
The information in the article could not be true, as there are certainly better performing games such as World of Warcraft, League of Legends, Guild Wars 2, and perhaps even SMITE. I am not sure if Perfect World Entertainment sanctioned this press release article, but I personally think it is a prank someone pulled on the company, which somehow got passed PR agencies. I wonder.