Perfect World makes browser-based debut this week

By Brenna Hillier
15 July 2013 06:17 GMT

Perfect World Entertainment will release its first browser-based game this week – the empire-builder Fortuna.

Fortuna has players building an empire in the age of discovery, and will involve making alliances and trading as well as raising armies.

Due to launch on July 18, it’s entirely browser-based – a break from Perfect World’s usual PC client model.

“Fortuna is a first for our company, which has previously focused on publishing client-based PC titles,” general manager Andrew Brown said in a statement published on Polygon.

“As with all our titles, our number one goal is to connect players around the world through games of the highest quality, regardless of platform or genre.”

Perfect World is also behind Neverwinter and Star Trek Online, both of which it acquired from Atari along with Cryptic Studios. It also owns Torchlight developer Runic Games, and published Blacklight: Retribution, Jade Dynasty and RaiderZ – as well as eponymous MMORPG Perfect World.

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