Perfect World announced it is shutting down its Chinese MMORPG, Legend of the Condor Heroes: Zero. It is a rare move for the developer to shut a game down, especially one which is self-developed. An action MMORPG based on the wuxia novel, Legend of the Condor Heroes (射雕英雄传), I played the game back in 2014 and really liked it. In fact, I deem it as the best Perfect World MMORPG.
Legend of the Condor Heroes: Zero’s action combat, though not fully non-target, is really simple and gives more punch than even TERA’s (though still behind Dragon Nest). The game is definitely a major upgrade from the mediocre Swordsman Online, which is localized for the English market and struggling. With the Chinese closure, the game will never reach Western shores, which is a huge pity.