Tencent Games opens a new studio in Liverpool, UK

Competition is about to get tough for the European developers!

Tencent Games has built a new studio in Liverpool, UK. The company already has a number of studios in China where they develop most of their games. Tencent Games is the video game publishing division of Tencent Interactive Entertainment, itself a division of Tencent Holdings. The company is the fourth largest in terms of revenue and it seems that they are aiming to claim the top spot with its latest establishment outside China.

Tencent Games’ new Liverpool Studios to be led by Pete Smith

The game industry is taking new leaps every day. Video games are growing in popularity as the trend toward interactive entertainment continues to grow. Tencent is looking to be the leader in the industry with its expansion in Europe. The European game industry is mostly dominated by European, American, and Japanese developers. It looks like Tencent is going to make its foray over there after revolutionizing the game industry in Asia.

Pete Smith, Tencent Games Global’s VP of Partnerships, is in charge of the new office. Tencent’s worldwide production staff presently resides there. It intends to fund the development of Tencent’s partner studios’ games. Ivan Davies, director, studio partnerships, Jon Lawrence, development director, studio partnerships, and Tom’ O’Connor, director, studio partnerships, are among the company’s latest additions.

Liverpool is a vibrant city full of creativity and diversity and has been a hub of game development since the start of the gaming industry. We believe the production talent and industry experience available in the local area will accelerate our growth and capabilities.

Pete Smith, Tencent Games Global’s VP of Partnerships

Tencent Games to develop more mobile versions of AAA titles with their European expansion

Tencent is a corporation that understands trends very well. It was their timely development and release of PUBG’s mobile version that took the entire mobile game industry by storm. When it came to revolutionizing FPS on phone, it was TiMi Studio that brought out Call of Duty Mobile. Both these games took the mobile gaming industry to new heights and catapulted mobile esports.

As we have said earlier that mobile devices are becoming more efficient and powerful day by day. Due to this, every major developer is aiming to make top-notch games for this platform. Tencent will surely bring out its best with this latest studio in Liverpool. The European market will allow them to develop mobile versions of AAA titles and also expand their portfolio by creating games based on their IPs.

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