Chinese house owners of Riot Games, Tencent, are going world with a rebranded digital distribution platform, now known as WeGame. It may effectively be Steam’s largest competitor.
More choices when shopping for stuff from our upcoming PC games checklist can solely be higher, proper?
Previously, WeGame was known as the Tencent Games Platform. It already has 200 million customers in China alone. For comparability, Steam had 125 million lively customers worldwide, as of 2015.
Tencent not solely personal Riot Games, however they’ve a stake in Blizzard, Activision, SuperCell, Epic Games, and extra. In different phrases, they’re large.
Looks like Tencent will rebrand its ‘Tencent Games Platform’ to ‘WeGame’.
It’s principally Tencent’s model of Steam. pic.twitter.com/Rx7ndSXJVM
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 16, 2017
This data comes by way of Neko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, who additionally famous that it will likely be one storefront that helps localisation, in addition to communication between builders and gamers.
For builders, it’s a possibility to succeed in a large embedded viewers, and it additionally permits them a solution to skip Steam Greenlight.