Cryptic details transition to Perfect World subsidiary

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 19 August 2011 05:18 GMT

Cryptic has opened up on precisely how its acquisition by Perfect World will affect Champions Online and Star Trek Online players.

“As part of our separation from Atari and integration into Perfect World, we must make a variety of changes to our products, websites and services,” Cryptic wrote on both the Champions Online and Star Trek Online websites.

Although it glosses over “cosmetic” and “back-end” changes, Cryptic highlights an upcoming privacy policy revision and the conversion of virtual currency Atari Tokens to Cryptic Points.

In an FAQ, Cryptic explained that player will retain all virtual currency, and that in-game items stores will continue operation.

Lifetime subscriptions will be honoured, and Cryptic “will continue to operate Champions Online and Star Trek Online” and “development will also continue as planned for Neverwinter and other unannounced titles”.

On the trade side, no job cuts or changes have been announced.

“There are no plans to change the development team on any of our titles. If anything, we plan on increasing the number of team members to serve you better.

“All of the GMs and Community Representatives you already know will be remaining. Our support team will grow as Cryptic Studios and Perfect World Entertainment combine resources.”

Thanks, Massively.

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