Tencent Games at its annual conference this 2020 unveiled a new chapter in innovative gameplay and quality games with a roadmap of more than 40 game product updates, including new self-developed and licensed games with fan favorite intellectual property (IP) and partnerships. The Tencent conference was held online this year.
With the theme of “Spark More!”, the Tencent Games’ 2020 conference featured the introduction of Tencent Games’ new self-developed games and collaborations/partnerships with world-renowned IP owners, global game publishers and developers to offer new and exciting gaming experiences to players.
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 also has a global collaboration network providing technical resources and solutions for more than 100 game companies and studios around the world to develop new games. The company’s Firework Plan, initiated by Tencent Institute of Games, strives to develop talent and incubate creativity for the industry.
The Tencent 2020 Annual Conference announced new partnerships and game titles including:
- Metal Slug, dubbed Code J: A faithful rendition of Metal Slug’s classic arcade shoot ’em up play on the go and in players’ hands developed in partnership with TiMi Studios and SNK CORPORATION.
- Mobile Dungeon&Fighter: Developed by NEOPLE INC and published by Tencent Games in China, this 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, optimized for mobile devices to deliver the fast, fun and action-packed gameplay experience synonymous with the beloved franchise
- SYN: Currently a tech demo for an open world first person shooter for PC and consoles developed Tencent Games’ Lightspeed and Quantum Studios leveraging Epic Games’ strand based hair system to push forward state of the art real time graphics in a cyberpunk style world with an intriguing universe and striking visuals
The future of gaming seems quite interesting in Tencent’s hands.