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Tencent launches games store WeGame X internationally

Tencent has quietly made its storefront, WeGame, available outside of China as WeGame X.

As Abacus reported last week (thanks PCGamesN), the store is currently in Early Access globally, with a drop down menu at the top of the website’s home page making it available in English.

The website’s offering is very reduced, with only 30 games available (most of them from Chinese companies) at the time of writing.

Talking to Abacus, a Tencent’s spokesperson said: “WeGame X is a product WeGame is testing to serve its global users. We hope with the maturation of this product, we can bring more Chinese games overseas to cater to multiple gamer demographics.”

This is just the latest initiative from gaming giant Tencent to expand internationally, with recent announcements including a collaboration with Razer, among many others.

Tencent announced launched its WeGame store back in April 2017, rebranding its Tencent Games Platform with a clear intention to expand internationally.

About Marie Dealessandri

Marie Dealessandri is MCV’s senior staff writer, having joined the publication during its days as a weekly magazine. After testing the waters of the film industry in France and being a radio host and reporter in Canada, she settled for the games industry in London in 2015. She can be found (very) occasionally tweeting @mariedeal, usually on a loop about Baldur’s Gate, Hollow Knight and the Dead Cells soundtrack.

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