Shawn Layden, the former CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment's U.S. division and chairman of Worldwide Studios, announced on his LinkedIn account on September 20 that he has joined Tencent Games as a strategic advisor.
The board of directors of French game company Ubisoft on September 6 authorized Chinese tech and gaming giant Tencent to increase its direct shareholding ratio from 4.5% to 9.99%.
Ubisoft, an internationally renowned gaming company, will announce a new mobile game on April 6, which may be the mobile version of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
On March 21, Ubisoft and Tencent have reached a strategic agreement in which Tencent will operate, release and promote Ubisoft’s most successful PC and mobile communications products in the Chinese market. The deal reinforces the link between the world’s leading video game developers and China’s largest online gaming and social networking operators.
Ubisoft and WeChat jointly announced a strategic cooperation on small games. Ubisoft’s KETCHAPP will launch several small games on WeChat. The two sides will give full play to their advantages and provide users with interesting and high-quality games.