Chinese O2O giant Meituan-Dianping has begun posting job listings for game developers, prompting speculation that it is looking to integrate gaming into its existing services.

The food-delivery titan posted the ads on China’s top online recruitment platforms. It seeks to employ Beijing-based personnel for a variety of positions including game engineers, game planners, visual designers, and test engineers, according to listings on recruitment platform Lagou.

Differing from its high-profile entry into the ride-hailing market, Meituan has attempted to downplay its foray into gaming. Wang Huiwen, senior vice president of Meituan, responded to queries from a Chinese tech reporter on WeChat’s News Feed-like feature, Moments, saying he just wants to give the gaming industry a try. “Don’t overthink it,” he added.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.