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Former Assassin’s Creed director found new job at Tencent after his controversial departure from Ubisoft
Ashraf Ismail stepped down from a top position at Ubisoft in 2020 following allegations of misconduct. However, it’s been revealed that he quickly managed to find a new job at one of Tencent’s subsidiaries.
Report: Roblox expected Tencent to clone its gaming platform for Chinese players
Roblox had to take several steps to comply with China’s censorship, a new portion of leaked internal documents has revealed. The company also expected Tencent to clone the game and make its own version for the local audience.
Tencent to not let Chinese minors play online games for more than 3 hours per week: “It’s better to breathe in some fresh air”
Tencent has dispelled rumors that it will allow Chinese underage gamers to play for more than three hours a week during the summer. The company will continue to follow the country’s strict rules, saying that kids should better go outside.
Tencent to launch new global version of Honor of Kings as China still holds freeze on its games
Tencent will roll out a new global version of its biggest hit Honor of Kings. The announcement comes amid ongoing regulatory pressure in China, as no new games from Tencent have been approved by the government in 11 months.
Report: Tencent employees facing mass layoffs as latest lockdowns affect Chinese tech giants’ earnings
Chinese tech companies have been conducting staff cuts, according to the latest reports. Tencent is one of the firms to lay off employees at several departments amid regulatory pressure and the impact of the latest lockdowns.
Tencent reports no revenue growth, as gaming crackdown in China affects active player base
Tencent has released its financial report for the first quarter of 2022 (ended March 31). The Chinese tech giant recorded no revenue growth, citing a decrease in its domestic player base due to the latest game-related restrictions in the country.
Total time underage players spent in Tencent games reduced by 88% after implementing new restrictions
Tencent has shared the results of its efforts to create the so-called healthy gaming environment. The Chinese tech giant noted how the latest restrictions implemented last year helped reduce total time spent by minors in its titles.
David Jaffe turned down opportunity to direct $100 million budget game because he didn’t want to deal with Tencent
Prominent game designer David Jaffe, known for his work on series like God of War and Twisted Metal, has claimed that Tencent once wanted him to direct a game with a $100 million budget. However, he refused to partner with the Chinese tech giant.
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.