Perfect World Entertainment is buying Digital Extremes

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Perfect World Entertainment is in the process of acquiring another development studio to its portfolio. After Cryptic Studios (Star Trek Online and Neverwinter) and Runic Games (Torchlight), the Warframe developer Digital Extremes is apparently going to be the next one. PWE is partnering with Sumpo Food Holdings Limited for this agreement that was first announced on June 30th.

The result of this deal is a lot of rage on the Digital Extremes forums, by Warframe players who fear that the acquisition will turn the free-to-play shooter into a completely pay-to-win game, citing PWE's previous games as examples of this. Digital Extremes still haven't reacted officially to this situation, besides a “Hey everyone – currently awaiting official comment/info on this topic” from administrator DERebecca.

What do you think of the eventuality of this acquisition and what will it bring to the future of Digital Extremes and Warframe? Is this a bad thing or are players overreacting?

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  • Mahiro

    Espero projetos bons.

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  • Razul Darkwood

    If this happens I stop playing Warframe. I have good reasons behind it and yes I know what PWE had done to their games and also what they do to some player accounts. They banned mine, yes but I also hate them for what they did to Cryptic’s games so my ban is not my main concern. My main concern is that DE will stop listening to players that’s why we love DE they listen to us, if they don’t listen to us, then they will prove that we players are all fools and that players will never be the main factor in game making. They will also prove that their “DREAM PROJECT” is nothing more than a way to get more games by lying to us. No we are not overreacting we all believed that DE is strictly maintaining one rule and that is POWER TO THE PLAYERS. Yes we know they didn’t let us do what we want with the game but they spoke with us they asked for our opinion they cared. If they don’t listen to us now they will do the biggest betrayal in history of gaming.

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