In April 2018, Tencent officially announced that it had reached a strategic cooperation with Epic Games, and won the right to operate the popular game Fortnite in China. The game quickly became popular in the land of billions of people.
Tencent shuts down Fortnite after 3 years of release
However, on October 31, Tencent suddenly said that the Fortnite game will be closed, the servers will be down. The schedule for the closure of this game in China is as follows:
11 am on 1/11/2021, stop registering new users for the game and close the download link. At 11 am on 11/15/2021, the game server will be down, users cannot log in to the game. When knowing this information, many players “expressed regret” about the time spent sticking with Epic Games’ products.
Additionally, many players have left messages on Fortnite’s official WeChat account asking questions like whether the server will be reopened.
To answer this problem, the game operation team said that it will not be possible: “Thank you so much to the gaming community for supporting and loving Fortnite. After a joint decision with the developer, Fortnite will be closed at 11am on November 15. The game will also not be reopened in China.
Fortnite is an online game developed by Epic Games in 2017. The game has 3 separate game modes: Fortnite: Save the World (a game that combines tower defense and shooting), Fortnite Battle Royale (game) battle royale) and Fortnite Creative (role-playing game). Save the World and Battle Royale were released in 2017 as early access; while Creative was released on December 6, 2018.
While the Save the World and Creative versions have brought success to Epic Games. Most notably, Fortnite Battle Royale is a huge success and a cultural phenomenon, attracting more than 125 million players in less than a year, earning hundreds of millions of dollars a month, and 9 billion dollars in sales in the first two years.
The product is released for all Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android platforms. The game is also expected to launch with the release of PlayStation 5 and the next-gen Xbox Series X/S.
Tencent shuts down Need for Speed Online because of contract expiration
The reason is said to be because Tencent is an expiring game distributor and has no plans to maintain the product operation in the mainland market.
The time to participate in compensation activities is from October 28, 2021 to January 26, 2022. Once the user participates in the activities is considered the approval of the compensation plan in the game. If the user does not engage in indemnification activities within the said period, it is deemed to have automatically waived such alternative benefit.
The official compensation content is the package in the game FIFA Online 4 or FIFA Football World also published by Tencent in the mainland. Users can pre-load the game and create a character to prepare to participate in normal activities and receive rewards.
Need for Speed Online is a game created by EA through studio SPEARHEAD, developed with Frost 3 engine. This racing game was released on April 19, 2016 in China.
Need for Speed revolves around street races and task players with completing different types of races, evading the pursuit of the police force.
The most recent game, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, was released on November 6, 2020. Additionally, a free-to-play mobile game released in 2015, Need for Speed: No Limits, was released. Developed by Firemonkeys Studios.
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