Today Osaka-based developer PlatinumGames announced a partnership with the Chinese giant Tencent.
Oh dear, looks like their future titles may be Epic Store exclusive.
Tencent is obviously making it known that they want to be a major power or influence in the game industry. Don't know what to make of them at the moment.
the produce the most poplular chinese games , i didnt know how big they were until i googled them also it wasnt clear but are they affiliated with the chinesse government?
Chinese games? They own league of legends
They allegedly have a close relationship with the government yes and have been caught out sharing private customer data. They are also complicit in their censorship propaganda too.
You can't do business in China without working for the state.
Any large Chinese company in China is affiliated to the CCP, as it is required that a CCP person be attached to the company hierarchy. And if the CCP demands it every Chinese company in China (or around the world (not only Chinese companies it seems)) will comply and kowtow to the CCP. Also in China companies do not grow to such size without the approval and blessing of the CCP. Sad really but that's what you get with a totalitarian government with too much money.
They own Riot. They are already a major power influence
They are the biggest video game developer out there alongside Microsoft. They also heavily invest in technology such as e-cars (Nio) and other products. Published the new CoD Mobile game and partnered with Nintendo to release Switches in China. If any company wants to get into China, they need to work with Tencent.
That's because Tencent is 'Communist Chinese Party approved'.
^ Yes, there is evidence that China will push all competitors out to make room for their companies.
They've been a major power ad influence in the gaming industry for a very long time now. We just never heard their name as much, because they're more of a holding company which works with subsidiaries.
I guess neither Sony nor Microsoft will be adding Platinum Games as a first party studio like many wished.
Neither were thought to but it was Nintendo that was getting all chummy and rumored to be making a deal.
Yes I know neither company said that they were interested in acquiring Platinum Games. Still there were people saying they would like either Microsoft or Sony to purchase them, and what would be the pros of getting such a studio vs the cons and precieved ill blood between any of the two and Platinum. The of course there were others that stated that PG was in good standing with Ninty and if anything that would more likely who would be purchased them. It was only a few weeks ago some of this was discussed, mainly because Platinum made some kind of statement about a future announcement or change. I really don't wish to scour through old articles in my history. Found it: https://n4g.com/news/clicko... This was from four days ago, idly I thought weeks, but this was not the first time just most recent.
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Well that's unfortunate.
This doesn't sound too positive, plus the Chinese government wanted to impose time limits on the youth and their amount of game playing. Plus, i haven't been impressed with many games coming from Chinese developers. Maybe they are trying to up their quality of games.
once in awhile they make a good game but most chinese games focus on graphics over substance nowadays
If their games are anything like their food... you will be able to play again after an hour or so.
Ba dump tis!
This is really bad news!
Colluding with the communist Chinese is never a good thing.
I don't consider this positive news.
It is interesting, they want to expand to the Chinese market games made by platinum.... In return they get finance.... It's a win win I guess
Well maybe this will mean more Platinum games coming to more consoles. Good to hear that this won't affect what games they make. I still think that Platinum is one of the best developers out there.
Tencent own a large stake in Epic too. They're a gigantic company
Deal with the devil
Tencent is the Cyberdyne of video games.
"“No Effect” on PG’s Independence*" *Until the first time they offend the Chinese government.
So does thia rule them out of being aquired?
Good question. I do know that, it makes it harder. Reason being is if someone has 34% you would have to buy a higher percent to have a controlling percent. And that is assuming there is a higher percent of the share available to buy. Plus sometimes a company does not buy all that they plan buy at once. Because the share price may spike too high.
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