Tencent announces Honor of Kings: World, an ambitious and dazzling action RPG

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That Tencent is going to cause more than one earthquake in this industry is no secret. The Chinese company has been hoarding news of acquisitions and purchases of studies (the last one related to Sumo Digital), as well as investments in developers such as Riot O Epic Games, or in titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) or Clash Royale. It has grown so much that it was to be expected that sooner or later we would begin to know about the games and projects that it is up to, one of which it has announced today. Is about Honor of Kings: World, an ambitious Action RPG and open world in which he works together with TiMi Studio Group (the creators of Pokémon Unite, Call of Duty: Mobile or Arena of Valor, among many others). His presentation has come from the hand of a trailer in which he has surprised by its graphic and artistic section:

An unprecedented success in China

Honor of Kings: World has no release date nor confirmed platforms, but it is preceded by a previous delivery that arrived in the West a few years ago under the name of King of Glory (for the inexplicable of the translations). This prequel was a MOBA that was released in 2015 for iOS and Android, and that immediately became a hit in the Chinese market, reaching the figure of – eye to the data – 100 million daily active users. Yes, yes, you read that correctly. 100 million active daily users. In fact it was one of the reasons for the rise of TencentIt is estimated that in 2017, 50% of the company’s video game revenues came from Honor of Kings, which generated close to 500 million profit per month.

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For now, the only information revealed in this new chapter is the collaboration with the science fiction writer Liu Cixin, winner of the prestigious Hugo Award for Best Genre Novel by The three-body problem. Cixin will be in charge of creating and extending the lore and universe of Honor of Kings with this sequel, visually unappealable for now.


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