The platform is still in early access with several video games of Chinese origin. Tencent, the leading video game revenue company, has gone a step further in its expansion plans with the pre-release release of WeGame X, the Western version of the platform for Chinese entertainment software WeGame.
The news does not catch us by surprise and is that it was already known since last summer Tencent’s interest in seeking a global release of WeGame. Of course, for now, the ‘launcher’ is in an early version of development, with only 17 titles available for download fact that could have motivated the low motivation to promote it from those responsible as reported by the TechInAsia portal.
“WeGame X is a product in the testing phase for global users, and we hope that, once the proposal is matured, we can adapt video games developed in China for many demographic sectors of video game players ” – they explained.
This objective is confirmed with the landing of several adventures made in the Asian country, although on the web agreements are already mentioned with Deep Silver, Hello Games (No Man’s Sky) and Larian Studios (Divinity: Original Sin) of which no They offer some details.
Tencent is one of the main agents to take into account in the future of the industry, in fact, its present as the owner of 40% of the shares of Epic Games has caused claims on the network about whether Epic Games Store is Chinese spyware.
In addition to this participation in the parents of Fortnite, Tencent is the largest shareholder of Riot Games (League of Legends), Supercell (Clash Royale), Grinding Gear Games (Path of Exile) and also has an even more modest presence in Ubisoft and Activision. Likewise, the company has the firm intention to compete with Google, Sony and Microsoft in the war of streaming through Instant Play.
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