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.
Dead By Daylight developer joins Bungie and others to have recently signed deals with the Chinese technology giant.
The partnership will yield 'joint products' like video games, TV series, and comic books in 'China and beyond.'
NetEase has tripled its net income year-over-year and has sights on international expansion. Niko Partners' Daniel Ahmad says Minecraft's achievement in China is 'extremely impressive.'
Kabam is following through on its strong interest in expanding its mobile gaming business, and partnering with a Chinese service provider may help it overcome China's strict approval process.
Nine-month long backlog freezes approvals, but non-Chinese performances from Tencent and NetEase mobile games increase massively.
Quantic looks beyond PlayStation.
NetEase has also invested extensively in former Activision partner, Bungie.