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NetEase launches digital games platform in China

NetEase launches digital games platform in China

Chinese tech giant NetEase has launched its own distribution platform called Fever Game.

According to Niko Partners senior analyst Daniel Ahmad - via Twitter (below) - two games are currently available. TerraTech by Payload Studios and Deep Rock Galactic by Ghost Ship Games can be purchased for ¥9 ($1.30).

The service is said to offer better customer support and affordable prices for games.

"Whilst not quite up to the level of Valve's Steam or Tencent's WeGame, the portal looks to offer Chinese gamers the ability to discover overseas indie/mid-tier/triple-A content that NetEase is publishing in China," said Ahmad.

"Right now it's fairly limited in terms of games and features."

In December 2019, it was revealed that NetEase would be entering the cloud games market. Last year, the firm made some investments, including Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios.

The Chinese company also invested in French developer Quantic Dream.


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