Fantasy Westward Journey (simplified Chinese:梦幻西游 ; Chinese traditional :夢幻西遊 ; pinyin: Mèng Huàn Xi You ) isa MMORPGDéveloppé and run by NetEase. It was released for the Microsoft Windows platform in December 2001. The game is the most popular online game in China from May 2007 by advanced competitor users (PCU), with a maximum number of 1.5 million. Registered users reached 25 million by April 2005, with 576,000 players competing on top of 198 gaming servers, considered the fastest growing online game in China at the time. Average competitor usersReturned in August 2006 to about 400,000. The game uses the same engine as Westward Journey II with a distinctly different graphic style. Both games are inspired by the Chinese novel Journey to the West.