Netease - Games in Asia
Netease Allstars is on the horizon, but it faces stiff competition. We break down the four innovations Netease is trying to bring to the MOBA genre.
Hearthstone is popular in China, and according to Netease’s CEO, it has a bigger player base there than in any other country.
It’s fair to say that MOBA games are huge right now. Whether you look to record-breaking prize pools, or the genre’s play-time dominance in China, it’s a fact that’s impossible to ignore. Nor does it seem that game companies are …
UPDATE: Netease reports $377 million in game revenue for Q2, aims to have more Blizzard games out by year’s endAugust 15, 2014 | C. Custer
Netease has posted strong Q2 numbers and vowed to try to get Diablo 3 and Heroes of the Storm released in China before the year is over.
Netease, publisher of Heroes of the Storm in China, merges MOBA with RTS to create Netease Allstars.
Heroes of the Storm becomes available in Chinese, plus a sneak peek at the next hero, Chen Stormstout.
Blizzard’s beloved China GM Alex Dai has, rather unexpectedly, announced his resignation. Chinese Blizzard fans are sad.
Diablo 3 is coming to China, but exactly when is still up in the air. It has taken more than 700 days to censor the game for China, and it could take more.
The West’s big devs are all making the trip to ChinaJoy, and two of them will be in its brand new next-gen console section.
The game is apparently close to ready for play in Chinese…does that mean that the tech alpha could finally be headed towards a China release?
NetEase really wants China to be good at Hearthstone. First, it was CEO Ding Lei dangling a Ferrari in front of players who can win against Europe. Now, it’s an unprecedented offline tournament held between 512 Chinese players, with the top eight being sent off to duke it out against Korea for fame, fortune, and massive e-peen points.
WoW celebrates its ninth anniversary in China this year with a cool infographic breaking down exactly what Chinese players have been up to.
Rumor has it Blizzard’s Heroes of the Storm is set to launch a paid beta that will allow anyone to opt into the game. Will Chinese gamers be willing to chip in, or will they wait for the game’s official China launch, which is probably much further down the line?
After rumors spread that the team had already fallen apart, players responded that they were still together, but that the club does have financial problems.
After crushing Hearthstone defeat, Netease CEO will give a Ferrari to Chinese players who can beat Europe next timeMay 1, 2014 | C. Custer | 8 Comments
China’s first China-Europe Hearthstone matchup did not go well, but now Netease CEO Ding Lei wants to give Ferraris to anyone who can beat their continental opponents next time.
When is Heart of the Swarm coming to China, and how is the localization work going? Netease Games put those questions to Blizzard and Netease execs.