Tencent to Launch An Integrated Mobile Game Platform

Tencent’s VP Ma Xiaoyi revealed at GMGC  that Tencent would soon launch a mobile game platform integrating all mobile game titles on Tencent’s platforms.

The platform would help game developers to reach Tencent’s users, he said, that social ties among QQ users would increase stickiness in a big way. Also, Tencent would provide developers with cloud-based hosting environment optimized for games.

Mr. Ma predicted that in the long term, game consoles would be replaced by mobile devices and video game and PC game market would shrink to a great extent. In five to ten years or so, the mobile games would take the biggest market share, followed by video games and PC games, he added.