Sohu.com Says Changyou.com to Begin Open Beta Testing of Dou Po Cang Qiong on April 10, 2013
Sohu.com (NASDAQ: SOHU) today announced that its online game subsidiary, Changyou.com Limited ("Changyou") (NASDAQ: CYOU) will begin open beta testing of Dou Po Cang Qiong, a self-developed 2.5D fantasy MMORPG, on April 10, 2013.
Dou Po Cang Qiong is a 2.5D fantasy MMORPG that has been under development by Changyou for the past 3 years. The game is adapted from the popular online novel of the same name. Using the specially tailored PyroEnigma game engine and other new technologies, the game recreates classic elements in the novel including Yi Huo (PyroEnigma), Dou Qi Continent, and Alchemy. The game version intensifies the usage of Dou Qi skills, allowing players who have reach a required level to evolve their own "Wings of Dou Qi" and giving them access to mid-air combat. In this game, players can control Yi Huo of various types just as the main characters in the novel do, experiencing the intense combat among the numerous forces of the unique Dou Qi Continent.
Mr. Xiaojian Hong, Changyou's chief operations officer, commented, "Changyou continues to expand the portfolio of MMO games with the