With tabletop game publishers and console manufacturers staring down the barrel of a 10% tax, the U.S. government opts to delay implementation until after the holiday shopping season.
It's been two years since Rocket League developer Psyonix partnered with Chinese mega-publisher Tencent to bring its car-soccer hit to the east. China is notoriously restrictive when it comes to video games, so this is a big step forward towards expanding Rocket League's reach.
The Chinese internet company spent the first half of 2019 buying up minority stakes in game studios and helping western publishers expand into the east. NetEase's next venture is a new North American studio focused on research and development.
Chinese publisher Tencent is well known as one of the top localizers for bringing western games into China's growing games market. But a new report from Niko Partners reveals that Tencent also creating mobile titles for an international audience.
Dead By Daylight developer joins Bungie and others to have recently signed deals with the Chinese technology giant.
Devotion developer Red Candle Games published a deeply apologetic note explaining that its game will remain unavailable 'in the near term.'
The United States' ongoing tariff war with China could have serious repercussions for the gaming and tech industries. If manufacturing vacates China, it's likely that this will result in higher prices for consumers.
No specific details have been provided as to why Indievent has lost its business license, although the issue has a number of Chinese developers and publishers worried.
A 25% increase in game console MSRP, to account for the tariffs, could bar potential buyers from purchasing a new console during the holiday season, while costing consumers almost a billion dollars more than is necessary.
It's not enough to guess at what motivates Asian gamers -- it's important to look at the data. Niko Partners Senior Analyst, Daniel Ahmad, weighs in on what the data says about Chinese and Southeast Asian gamers.