Tencent itself is an extremely influential Corporation.
Historically, China lives and develops in their own little world. This also applies to electronic entertainment are among the main Playground there is not Steam, and Tencent Game Platform from the Corporation Tencent. And soon Chinese competitors Valve will bring their offspring to the world stage.
Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad (Ahmad Daniel) has posted on Twitter a number of messages. According to him, Tencent is preparing a rebranding of the TGP site called WeGame. And it appears not only in China but also in other countries.
And now a few numbers so you understand how serious this is. In the system of TGP was more than 200 million users. Steam in 2015 year counted 125 million. Note that while TGP relies only on China (and probably other Asian countries), and Steam — all over the world.
Tencent itself is an extremely influential Corporation. It owns Riot Games (makers of League of Legends), Supercell (Clash of Clans), and also has a small stake in Epic Games and Activision Blizzard. According to one study, in the hands of Tencent is 13 % of the total (!) video game market.
In General, statements about “rival Steam” in this case is as relevant as ever. Resources Tencent enough.
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