Perfect World Entertainment is a leading publisher of online games in North America and Europe. Founded in 2008, the company is known for creating and publishing titles based on well-known global entertainment franchises, such as Star Trek, Dungeons & Dragons and Magic: The Gathering. Its product portfolio also includes the popular Torchlight series, as well as Remnant: From the Ashes, in partnership with development studio Gunfire Games. The company is a subsidiary of Perfect World Group, and is headquartered in Redwood City, California.
Challenges & Goals
Many online games require a low latency network connection between the player and game server. Enhancing the gaming experience is always the priority for us. PWE was looking for a stable, robust networking solution to support our players in Asia Pacific region.
Separately, the ability to spin up servers and pay for them as we go is a huge benefit. In the past we’ve had to estimate the number of players and build up our internal systems to accommodate that expected population.
Tencent Cloud Solutions
Tencent Cloud provides a stable, robust platform at a better price point.
We have tested networking performance crossing different Cloud vendors. Tencent Cloud has the best network quality not just between our players and game servers. It also is the best quality from the game servers to our data center servers.
Tencent Cloud services take the pain out of managing our global game server infrastructure, so PW can focus on creating great games.
We can deploy our game services are close to our players in any region, with Tencent Cloud's strong infrastructure foundation.
PWE has had a great experience working with Tencent Cloud so far, and we expect to work together for the foreseeable future. Tencent is very prominent in the online game industry, and we’re particularly excited about operating new infrastructure for upcoming releases in Tencent Cloud’s Asia Pacific region. Tencent Cloud gives us the tools we need to provide the best player experience at the best price.