Tag Archives : Tencent

Will ArcheAge live up to its expectations?

Will ArcheAge live up to its expectations?

ArcheAge, the MMORPG that drew much attention as a prospective blockbuster, is now officially targeting Chinese-speaking regions. On November 10th, XL Games (CEO: Jake Song), the studio that is developing ArcheAge, announced that it signed a publishing contract to provide GigaMedia with exclusive publishing rights to service ArcheAge in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. GigaMedia, enlisted on NASDAQ, is [...]
Smile Gate Knocks the Gate to Publishers

Smile Gate Knocks the Gate to Publishers

A star developer of China-capturing FPS Cross Fire, Smile Gate now breaks into the monopolistic online game publishing market. On September 10, Smile Gate informed that its brand new publishing and sourcing division, led by pre-NHN Investment (NHN’s venture capital subsidiary) director Park, Jung-Pil, will go into hunting online games of any genre, be it casual or MMORPG. Smile Gate had already [...]
2 Million Chinese Invasion … At Cross Fire

2 Million Chinese Invasion … At Cross Fire

<Source : Cross Fire China Official Website> On September 10, Chinese publisher Tencent totalled that Cross Fire, a military FPS developed by Smile Gate and serviced by Neowiz Games, hit 2 million concurrent users on August. This inspirational moment, achieved just five months after the 1.8 million concurrent user mark on March, was contributed with China’s largest game portal Tencent’s [...]
ArcheAge, becoming a blockbuster before birth

ArcheAge, becoming a blockbuster before birth

<Source : YouTube – ArcheAge Group Battle Demo> On September 2, XL Games (CEO: Jake Song) signed a publishing contract with Tencent, a major game developer and publisher based in China, to service ArcheAge, currently under development. Although the exact sum of money involved in the deal was kept undisclosed under the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), the industry estimates the deal to have [...]
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