News on July 29th, PICO, together with Douyin Games and Xigua Video, participated in ChinaJoy and released a promotional poster for the VR interactive storytelling work "The Three-Body Problem".
On July 17th, the suspension of operation for the Chinese servers of 7 Blizzard games, including World of Warcraft, has reached 175 days, approaching half a year. Mike Ybarra, President of Blizzard, was also asked about the situation regarding the Chinese servers during a live stream on July 15th.
Activision Blizzard, led by CEO Bobby Kotick, reportedly put forward stricter conditions in contract renewal negotiations with the Chinese firm NetEase, including requiring it to pay the cooperation income of the next two years to Blizzard in advance once it completes the contract renewal.
Blizzard Entertainment, a leading game developer and publisher based in California, announced that it will not renew its licensing deal with Chinese game developer Netease. Chinese game company miHoYo was rumored to take over the deal.
Chinese electronics company TCL announced on September 7 that its cooperation with Tencent START has achieved further progress, including bringing players a higher-definition and extremely low delay gaming experience.
Shanghai-based video game company MiHoYo on Monday announced the launch of a new brand called "HoYoverse."
Tencent Games announced the launch of its new distribution brand, Level Infinite. The company touts the new brand as "dedicated to providing high-quality games to users all over the world".
On Monday, TCL and Tencent START Cloud Gaming held an opening ceremony for their joint lab in China's southern city of Shenzhen.
As the name suggests, Mobile Legends: Bang Bang has indeed become a legend in the mobile game industry five years after its launch.
These games will not be able to be sold in its online mall in the future. The move follows the recent regulations issued by the Chinese government.
YOOZOO Games has posted on its official account that it will improve the anti-addiction mechanism of its products to prevent minors from becoming addicted to its game offerings and create a green and healthy gaming environment.
Over the past week, China's esports industry saw several key developments, primarily related to Tencent esports titles, including Honor of Kings, Peacekeeper Elite, League of Legends and CrossFire.
Chinese esports company VSPN on Tuesday announced the completion of a multi-million dollar Series B2 financing round, led by Morgan Stanley Private Equity Asia (MSPEA). The funding will be directed towards the firm's global business expansion and the development of its esports content matrix, the VSPN+.
Last week was significant for the China esports industry and for Tencent Esports in particular. Not only did a game publisher reveal its tournament and esports business summit plan, but solid achievements from Chinese esports events were also reported, according to a new report from the Chinese authority.
Over the past week, the esports industry in China has celebrated the International Labor Holiday by hosting multiple esports competitions for audiences and fans. Shanghai-based tournament organizer Imba TV hosted its $185 thousand Dota 2 i-League at the Shanghai Aegean Shopping Park in front of a limited live audience, while Tencent and VSPN also hosted a two-year anniversary party for Peacekeeper Elite in Chongqing, at which multiple partnerships were signed.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi on Wednesday unveiled the rest of its Mi 11 flagship family, as well as a next-generation fitness band and a gaming Wi-Fi router.
Tencent on Wednesday said that it would launch the mobile version of the PC "beat 'em up" action game Dungeon & Fighter in the Chinese market in summer 2020.
Given video games’ significant potential for innovation, the next generation of youth will be introduced to technologies including virtual reality, cloud gaming and much more.
Despite credible evidence suggesting the potential positive effects that games could have on children, reserved Chinese parents do not seem to be fully convinced by these arguments.