Square Enix and Tencent team up to create new AAA IPs

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    Major publisher Tencent and JRPG extraordinaire Square Enix will be partnering up in the near future, in order to create some new games and intellectual properties. Square mentions that through this alliance, they plan to develop some AAA titles, further their licensing of existing properties, and even create a joint-venture company between the two. A more specific explanation wasn't given, though both companies promise that more info is on the horizon. A partnership between Tencent, one of the largest gaming companies thanks to their strong presence in China, and Square Enix, known and beloved for their games and IPs is certainly an interesting development.

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  1. supersaiyandoyle

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    I'm wondering if tencent is just bankrolling the project or if they'll try to have more creative control.
     
  2. damiano2712

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    I can already feel the weird game art coming.
     
  3. kumikochan

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    Ugh don't know about this. Square enix doesn't bring out that good titles anymore and maybe because of this it will even get worse
     
  4. DodgyJudge

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    INCOMING ; PLAYERS UNKNOWN FANTASY BATTLEGROUND XX: BATTLE FOR THE CRYSTAL


    Joke aside ...but i wish they fix bug and cheater in pubg first....
     
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  5. leon315

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    i think all Tencent got are the licenses to publish exclusively all SquareEnix's F2P mobile games on Tecent's network.
     
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  6. DarthDub

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    What has Tencent made that makes them big? I've never heard of them til now.
     
  7. Ericthegreat

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    Probably just bankrolling, but maybe more Chinese focused SE game?
     
  8. kumikochan

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    Tencent really hasn't made anything. It's more like a big ass corporation that buys up everything and those smaller companies make stuff for them. Sorta like Google and Disney does
     
  9. Lazyboss

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    Final Fantasy VII Remake SE? helloooooooooooo, you forgot about it?
     
  10. ov3rkill

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    Kingdom Hearts Battle Royale. hell yeah! Send those Disney princesses and others to some island and let them kill one another. :rofl2:
     
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    China investing big in media... power is really slipping away from the USA nexus. Alibaba Films funds almost all the superhero movies.
     
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    No, they didn't forget. It's just not priority.
     
  13. FAST6191

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    As mentioned they are more or less the Chinese answer to US style tech conglomerates in that they invest everywhere and in everything and buy up more. I still their biggest win though was getting people to pay for mobile access to social networks some years back, though Wechat (sort of China's answer to paypal if paypal was as useful as cash, and has the kind of transaction volume that could see them go toe to toe with the likes of Visa and Mastercard) is not a bad effort either. Their games push is a bit newer (started some 5 years ago but major pushes this last two) but they own massive chunks of a bunch of mobile games (Clash of Clans and Clash Royale being among the two), various stakes in everything from Ubisoft and Activision Bizzard (though minorities in those) to Epic (I think they are about 40% nowadays which I guess means Fortnite, oh and they at least have a taste of Pubg as well from another venture) to Paradox to the people that make Elite to the people that make League of Legends.
     
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  14. gnmmarechal

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    Iirc, they kinda own Riot Games
     
  15. XDel

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    Another Huxleyian Dystopia
    How do they know they are going to be triple A?!?
     
  16. Zhongtiao1

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    They will probably do an rpg version of Romance of the Three Kingdoms
     
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    Because this won't go down the drain pretty quickly..
     
  18. FAST6191

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    It says so in the statement.

    That reminds me though. I still had to look into the history of this AAA term.
     
  19. chirogan

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    Square enix and Tencent games presents. ...


    The first JRPG Battle Royale game.

    FANTASY BATTLE ROYALLEEEEE!!!!!
     
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