As far as we're concerned, "open beta" is synonymous with "live", but Playfish makes a point of the fact that this open beta test will save players' data for when Mo Ni Shi Guang actually launches later this year. (It's unknown whether Mo Ni Shi Guang allows players to purchase in-game items for real money just yet, which is the ultimate difference between "open beta" and "live.")
Big time social game makers like Zynga and EA's own PopCap have made similar moves to appeal Eastern audiences, just short of rewriting their games entirely. So far, Mo Ni Shi Guang has received ratings as a high as 8.9 points out of 10 on Tencent, so it looks like Littlehaven in Little China could be a hit.
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