Tencent Games has unveiled a new initiative with a roadmap for more than 40 game product updates, including new self-developed and licensed games with fan-favourite intellectual property (IP).
At the recent ‘Spark More!’ event, Tencent Senior Vice President Steven Ma opened the conference, revealing that Tencent Games strategy will revolve around three core elements – Technology, Gameplay, and Storylines – that will drive the future evolution of the game industry.
“Globally, the popularity of new technologies is accelerating, the innovation cycle of gameplay is shortening, and the creation of story IP is also becoming richer – The game industry is at the stage for a new generation of exciting possibilities.There is no better time than now to seize the opportunity, nurture our imaginations, explore new boundaries of creativity, and bring new values to the game community.”.
-Tencent Senior Vice President Steven Ma
Tencent has a global collaboration network that provides technical resources and solutions for more than 100 game companies and studios around the world to develop new games. The company has also established cooperation with some of the top universities in the world to develop a pipeline of top tier talent that will power the industry’s future growth.
Tencent’s Firework Plan, which is initiated by Tencent Institute of Games, aims to develop talent and incubate creativity for the industry. At the Annual Conference today, Tencent Games announced several new partnerships and new game titles with popular game IP franchises, including:
• Unnamed Metal Slug mobile game – Tencent Games’ TiMi Studios announced a new partnership with SNK CORPORATION to develop a new yet-to-be-named mobile game, for the classic arcade franchise Metal Slug. The game will offer a faithful rendition of Metal Slug’s classic arcade shoot ’em up play on the go and in players’ hands. A trailer for the upcoming game was released on the same day. The partnership follows in the footsteps of TiMi’s global development efforts on Call of Duty: Mobile and Arena of Valor, both of which have reached massive audiences worldwide.
• Mobile Dungeon & Fighter – Dungeon & Fighter IP is a world-famous entertainment franchise, Mobile Dungeon&Fighter is developed by NEOPLE INC. and published by Tencent Games in China. The new title will be built on the franchise’s iconic 2D arcade-style side-scrolling action gameplay, deep immersive multiplayer role-playing game (RPG) elements, and continuously evolving storyline.
Tencent Games also released SYN, a tech demo of open-world first-person shooting (FPS) game marketed for PC and console games. The demo is developed by Tencent Games’ Lightspeed and Quantum Studios, leveraging Epic Games’ strand based hair system to push forward the state of the art real-time graphics in a cyberpunk style world with an intriguing universe and striking visuals.