Necessary approvals on hardware likely rule out an end of 2019 launch, but the wheels are in motion for a 2020 release.
The Finnish mobile developer is now effectively a subsidiary of the Chinese tech conglomerate.
GameDaily Connect Asia 2019: What China is looking for in indie games, and how Tencent wants to help
At GameDaily Connect Asia next month, Miley Chen from Tencent's ACE Publishing Program will share tips on how indies can reach a massive audience in China.
Leading Chinese internet company Tencent has been instrumental in bringing many western games to the east, but the publisher has shown interest in expanding its influence westward.
Revenue for Tencent and NetEase make up well over half of the revenue of the Chinese market.
Tencent looks to grow its cloud gaming presence in the west, while Razer sees an opportunity to further leverage its brand.
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 UK company tells GameDaily that Tencent's funding will enable the retro-focused cloud platform to scale quickly.
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.