Beginning today, Perfect World Entertainment is finally enabling account linking between Steam and Arc, its proprietary platform for distributing all of its MMOs here in the west.
“We know one of the frustrating pain points of playing our games on Steam is having to log in at least twice just to play,” the studio says. “We want to make that whole process easier for you, so on February 18 we will be enabling Steam Account linking for Neverwinter and Star Trek Online. Starting tomorrow, you’ll be required to link your Steam Account to your Arc Account. Once you’ve done that, you can launch both games directly from Steam. Just press Play, and you’ll be logged into your Arc account automatically.”
Do note that the Arc announcement includes Neverwinter and Star Trek Online, but not Champions Online (it’s not mentioned on the official site either) or any of PWE’s other titles. The studio says it’ll roll out starting today, but it won’t be “fully available” for everyone until February 19th.
— Star Trek Online (@trekonlinegame) February 17, 2020