NetEase Deal – More Information and Answers

Total War: THREE KINGDOMS

Ella McConnell
August 5 2019

English

With the breaking news released on the first day of China Joy 2019, we announced a long-term strategic partnership between NetEase, SEGA, and Creative Assembly, to bring the Total War franchise to China. Of course, this got a lot of attention – but we’ve also seen the questions Total War players have had since the announcement, and so we wanted to take some time to answer some of your questions.

NetEase and Creative Assembly have been working closely for over a year on Total War: THREE KINGDOMS before the announcement. As a partner, NetEase provides a lot of deep localization support for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, regarding in-game text, voice-over and gaming experiences. The authentic text in Total War: THREE KINGDOMS has been highly praised by Chinese Total War players!

The NetEase team also provide background research and ideas for the gameplay. NetEase will continue to work with Creative Assembly to provide the most authentic and most original Total War that we can make together, and bring the epic Total War franchise to more Chinese players.

Q&A

So what are NetEase providing for Chinese players?

NetEase, as a strategic partner of Creative Assembly, will bring the following value to Chinese players:

  • As a publisher in China, they will officially release the Chinese localized “Total War” historical back catalogues in China.
  • Providing professional and delicate Chinese localization support for the future Total War titles.
  • Committed to building and supporting the Total War Chinese player community.
  • Providing more effective feedback channels between Chinese audiences and Creative Assembly.

If I already bought Total War: THREE KINGDOMS and other games on overseas platforms, will I now be unable to play?

We promise that Steam users will not be affected in any way, and all Total War products can be purchased/downloaded/experienced as usual.

Will NetEase change the gameplay and add microtransactions?

Creative Assembly have full control of the game development. NetEase will respect the game quality and maintain the same gameplay and purchasable content as the international version.

Why is Total War: ELYSIUM a CCG? Is it a special offer for Chinese players?

Total War: ELYSIUM has been developed for over a year by Creative Assembly, and it’s a multiplayer strategy game based on Total War background. China has a lot of top CCG players, and we hope to bring this new title to Chinese players first. In the future, it will also be brought to players around the world.

Will this cooperation affect the future road map of Total War?

Creative Assembly and Total War series will follow the worldwide synchronized development plan and continue to develop new series of standalone titles. NetEase will continue to provide localization support. This hasn’t changed the Total War road map. It just means that more people around the world will be able to play more Total War games. That’s a good thing for Total War players.

Chinese

作为ChinaJoy 2019首日的重磅消息,我们宣布了网易与世嘉及Creative Assembly开展长期战略合作,将久负盛名的《全面战争》系列游戏正式引入中国。这一合作受到了广大媒体和玩家们的热切关注。我们愿意就大家集中关注的一些问题进行答复。

早在宣布之前,我们已经与Creative Assembly就《全面战争:三国》开展了一年多的密切合作。网易作为合作伙伴,为《全面战争:三国》提供了很多深度的本地化支持,无论是文字、配音还是游戏体验。《全面战争:三国》极具中国文化底蕴的文字表述,也受到了业界一致好评。网易团队还为游戏玩法设定、时代背景提供了诸多开发创意。无论过去还是未来,我们都将与CA合作,致力于提供最原汁原味、最中国的《全面战争》,将这款史诗级的战争策略游戏带给更多中国玩家。

网易作为Creative Assembly的战略伙伴,将为《全面战争》的中国玩家带来:

  • 作为中国地区的发行商,正式发布《全面战争》系列游戏,为数十款经典作品带来官方中文版本
  • 为未来的《全面战争》新作,提供专业细致的中文本地化支持
  • 致力于《全面战争》中文玩家社区建设
  • 提供更有效的反馈渠道,积极听取和采纳中国玩家的提议
  • 带来《全面战争》各系列赛事及直播活动
  • 系统化的中文MOD社区管理,用户原创内容投稿平台

Q&A 热门问题答复

我此前在海外平台购买的《全面战争:三国》等游戏是否无法继续运行?

我们承诺,海外平台的用户将不会受到任何影响,所有《全面战争》系列产品都可以正常的购买/下载/体验。

网易是否会修改游戏玩法、增加微交易等内容?

Creative Assembly始终拥有完全自主的游戏开发权利。网易将绝对尊重游戏品质,保持与国际版本一致的游戏玩法及付费内容。

《全面战争:英雄传》为什么是卡牌游戏?是中国玩家特供吗?

《全面战争:英雄传》是一款Creative Assembly已经开发了一年多,以全战为背景的多人竞技游戏类型的全新尝试。中国有着全球最顶尖的CCG玩家,我们希望将这款作品率先带给中国玩家体验。未来,也要将会带给全球的玩家。

这次合作会影响《全面战争》未来的开发计划吗?

Creative Assembly和《全面战争》系列会遵循全球同步的开发计划,持续开发单机系列新作,网易也会不遗余力的继续提供本地化支持。《全面战争》的开发计划并不会有任何改变,我们将会给全世界的玩家带来更多的《全面战争》游戏!

在未来,还会有更多中国及其他题材的全战系列产品,网易将与CA一起收集中国玩家的意见与建议,努力让大家体验并参与到开发进程中。让我们一同打造下一款能够为之骄傲的《全面战争》!