Regarding the rumors about "NetEase initiating large-scale layoffs," an insider from NetEase responded: The news is false and it is a normal business adjustment and personnel movement within the company.
NetEase responded by not commenting on the online rumors about a potential re-collaboration with Blizzard. And Blizzard stated that there is currently no information or updates to share.
On December 14th, NetEase's market value on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange reached HKD 53.06 billion, surpassing Meituan to become the fourth largest internet company in China by market capitalization.
After Blizzard's games agencies via NetEase in China rolled up their services at the end of January, NetEase announced on February 1 that it would open a refund application channel for players who had recharged but not used some of their virtual currency or unexpired game services.
US-based video game developer Blizzard on January 20 released competition rules for this year's Hearthstone tournament, showing that players in mainland China will not be able to participate.
Two months after the announcement of a game license termination between NetEase and Blizzard, both parties confirmed that negotiations had failed and they would not renew their contracts.
NetEase, a leading Chinese internet and game services provider, announced on January 6 that its games division had acquired SkyBox Labs, a Canada-based game studio.
ByteDance's product launches are highly data dependent, with test results determining which features go live and algorithms determining which videos users see. When it comes to games, however, there are many more than just these factors.
On the evening of September 13, China's regulator announced a new batch of approval numbers authorizing the release of new online games in the country. The latest list finally includes titles developed by NetEase and Tencent.
As of July 2022, Kaola, a cross-border e-commerce platform acquired by Alibaba nearly three years ago, has shrunk from more than 400 people in 2021 to less than 20 people.
On August 12, the Cyberspace Administration of China released a filing list of 30 domestic Internet information service algorithms from NetEase, Qihoo 360, Kuaishou, Meituan and other well-known enterprises in the country.
According to a report released by Sensor Tower on August 9, a total of 39 Chinese firms were listed in the publisher's top 100 global mobile game revenue list in July. In total, these companies garnered more than $2.03 billion.
NetEase Media officially announced on August 5 its launch of the "NetEase News Digital Collection Museum," supported by its self-developed alliance chain "Yiwen Chain."
On August 1, China's National Press and Publication Administration released a list of 69 new games that have been formally approved in August for domestic release.
Chinese tech giant NetEase has launched a new social product called "Xinyan," which will provide opportunities for users in the same city to get to know each other.
NetEase Games, the online games division of Chinese tech giant NetEase, on July 18 announced Jar of Sparks, a new first-party studio that will enjoy full creative freedom within the corporate network.
China's National Press and Publication Administration on July 12 released this month's approval information for new domestic online games, granting licenses for 67 titles.
According to a report released by Sensor Tower on July 11, for the month of June 2022, a total of 38 Chinese manufacturers were listed in the publisher's Top 100 global mobile game revenue list.
Chinese tech and gaming giant NetEase announced a new role play game titled "Shediao" on Friday and gave audience its first look at the new release.
NetEase Games, the online gaming division of Chinese internet technology firm NetEase, announced on Thursday its first studio in the United States, Jackalope Games, which is based in Austin, Texas.