All publications by tag «NetEase»
Blizzard and NetEase licensing deal expired: what this means for WoW in China and NetEase revenue
Blizzard and NetEase have ended their long-lasting partnership for publishing games like World of Warcraft and Overwatch in China. The companies failed to agree on new terms, so the operation of these titles in the country will be temporarily suspended next year.
Bungie reportedly working on Destiny Mobile in partnership with NetEase
Bungie might be joining a handful of AAA game developers that have brought their main franchises to mobile. According to the latest report, the studio is now working on a new FPS for iOS and Android, which is based on the Destiny IP.
Tencent named top mobile publisher by consumer spend in 2021, outshining NetEase and Activision
data.ai has revealed the winners of its Top Publisher Award 2022, sharing a list of 52 companies ranging by global consumer spend over the last year. The ranking includes publishers like Tencent, Activision Blizzard, miHoYo, and NetEase.
Yakuza creator Toshihiro Nagoshi on leaving SEGA and NetEase giving him more creative freedom
Toshihiro Nagoshi has shared the first details about forming a new NetEase-funded studio. He revealed the reasons behind leaving SEGA and explained why he will have more freedom under the Chinese company’s umbrella.
NetEase apologizes for tricking players into excessive spending in Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened players in China have made a petition for the game’s designer to resign, which reached 380 million views. It happened after complaints about NetEase tricking users into excessive spending during the latest in-game event.
NetEase apologizes for oversexualized facial expressions of female characters in Harry Potter: Magic Awakened
Chinese players have been complaining about the facial expressions of female characters in mobile hit Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, saying that they look suggestive and have a strong sexual overtone. Publisher NetEase has already apologized for it and explained the reason behind this issue.
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened rakes in $22.7M in its first week, dethroning Tencent from top spot on China’s iOS revenue chart
Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, which is co-developed by Portkey Games and NetEase, launched in mainland China on Sep 9 to claim the top spot on the country’s iOS revenue chart.
Report: NetEase downsizes game studios in wake of China’s latest regulations.
NetEase, which is the second-largest game publisher in China, has reportedly downsized some of its studios and taken dozens of employees off their jobs. It happened in the wake of the country’s latest restrictions on the games industry.
Publisher MyGamez on China’s game licensing slowdown news: “High likelihood this is just a groundless rumour”
Publisher MyGamez, which helps Western mobile devs launch their games in China, has commented on last week’s report that the Chinese government slowed down approval for all new online games.