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At some point, the restrictions imposed by the Chinese government would lead video game companies in that country to seek new horizons. Estimates were recently revealed that ensure that this year the United States will generate more revenue from video games than China, so it is clear that the opportunity for growth is outside the Asian country. Following this line, 2 large companies have taken an important step for their business in the future.
NetEase establishes its first first-party studio in the United States
According to information from Wccftech, NetEase Games, a Chinese video game company, founded its first first-party studio in the US. This is Jackalope Games, a team led by Jack Emmert who has participated in games such as MMORPGs City of Heroes, City of Villains, Marvel Universe Online y DC Universe Online. The official information about this study reveals that its objective will be to develop video games for console and PC, which aim to be interesting productions thanks to the resources and certainty of the Chinese company.
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Tencent founded a development studio in Liverpool
On the other hand, Tencent was not far behind and announced the opening of a first-party studio in Liverpool, England. According to the information, this nascent studio still does not have a project that can be shown publicly, but the Chinese company assured that the decision to settle in Liverpool is due to creative needs, since they consider it one of the most important centers in the history of the video game industry.
In this way, NetEase Games and Tencent have taken an important step towards the West, where they are already emerging as new creative entities ready to compete in the market.
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