During the SPARK 2022 conference, Tencent games made 44 new registrations of video games. As well as several projects initially aimed at the Chinese market, in addition to several initiatives that take advantage of technology related to video games for cultural, industrial and scientific research.
During the virtual conference, Senior Vice President of Tencent, Steven Ma, underlined the importance and the growing advantages of cross technologies that can be created during the development of a video game. With the aim that players begin to experience the fusion between the real world and the online world.
“The video game industry does not develop in a vacuum. Since its inception, the industry has been driven and developed alongside advanced technologies and has accumulated a wealth of unique technical capabilities.”he claimed Mom. Or more precisely the digital double of Ma created by his own next-gen technology from NEXT Studiosfrom Tencent, who relayed this message to the public online. “With the continuous advancement of technology and the deepening of our understanding of it, video games will play an increasingly important role. Both in economic development and in social life, creating even more surprising technological advances that bring greater value”
New games announced
Tencent Games offered advertisements on 26 video games. Including the highly anticipated: League of Legends esports manager, Return to the Empire, Code: To Jin Yongand cloud technology solutions for video games START THE ENGINE. He did it with his first demo titled EVOLUTION.
It was announced League of Legends esports managerthe official mobile video game of the tournament League of Legends. An open beta test will begin in China in July. Has been presented Return to the Empire, a mobile strategy title for the Chinese market. It was developed by the TiMi Studio group in association with Xbox Game Studios. It incorporates the classic IP elements of age of empires and expands its gameplay with a greater degree of freedom. all along 625 square kilometers on a 3D battlefield.
Code: To Jin Yong is developed with LIGHTSPEED STUDIOS and uses the Unreal Engine 5. It is an adaptation of the well-known and acclaimed series of martial arts novels of the wuxia genre, by the famous novelist Jin Yong. and have been authorized by Ming Ho Publications. It is the first open-world video game made with Unreal Engine 5. It features the legendary heroes from the world of wuxia created by Jin Yong. Code: To Jin Yong It will soon be available for players around the world. Players can expect to freely explore the vast and legendary world of martial arts.
The advantages of Unreal Engine 5
Thanks to the Unreal Engine 5, the classic characters of the masterpiece of Jin Yong: Yang Guo, Qiao Feng, Linghu Chong and more, will now have a new digital life. At the same time, the engine allows developers to recreate spectacular martial arts techniques. Throughout the graphics engine and its innovative physics system. The game also uses the technology of photogrammetry provide an immersive experience.
Jin Yong’s wuxia world will be expanded in the future, digitizing martial arts historical milestones and strengthening its development capabilities, promoting martial arts culture.
Tencent Games also provided new information on cloud gaming technology with START THE ENGINE. Offer a first look with EVOLUTION, a demonstration of its native cloud gaming technology. During the demo, players will be able to return to the age of dinosaurs in a real-time interactive scene. With dinosaurs and forests rendered in exquisite detail. Native cloud gaming technology supports organic syncing for multiple players.
The team behind START THE ENGINE is working on the development of cloud gaming technology that will provide an experience never seen before.
Projects related to technologies in the video game sector
During the conference, Tencent Games demonstrated how they apply video game technology to other areas. Such as scientific research, cultural heritage and various industrial applications.
Tencent Games contributed to the protection and restoration of various historical monumentsdigitally reproducing the Great Wall of China, the Dunhuang Scrolls, as well as the Forbidden City in Beijing using various technologies used in video games.
BaoSteel Co., Ltd., Tencent Games and Tencent Cloud cooperated to apply real-time cloud rendering technology. Also motion capture technology, virtual reality, augmented reality and other technologies related to the video game sector to recreate one of the largest steelworks in the country in 3D.
Tencent Games also announced that it will join the Chasing All Transients Constellation Hunters (CATCH) program Initiated by the Institute of High Energy Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Key Laboratory of Particle Astrophysics.
I’ve traveled to worlds you’d never believe, ended up with enemies that elude all mysticism. I felt my pulse quicken with each battle, and the sigh of someone who knows they will have to get back up. There’s always a villain waiting and an adventure just around the corner.