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In the wake of a new surge in popularity of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077, which began after the broadcast of Night City Wire, Tencent announced the shooter SYN. This is also a fantastic action game in the scenery of cyberpunk but from Chinese developers. In addition to the announcement itself, the publisher shared with the public a video with a technical demonstration of the future news. As well as the hotly anticipated creation of the Polish Studio CD Projekt RED, the Chinese SYN will be a first-person action game, which will feature an open world controlled by powerful factions and a lot of opportunities for customization of characters. It is worth noting that the visual style of the brainchild of Tencent will be different from what awaits us in Cyberpunk 2077. So, the characters of the game, even if they do not flaunt hypertrophied proportions, still have external attributes that are inherent in Asian games and animated films rather than Western ones. Take the frighteningly large eyes and wild hair. By the way, to create the latter, a special system of strands is used, developed in collaboration with Epic Games, the owner of Unreal Engine. Yes, this is the engine that creates SYN. The Lightspeed & Quantum Studios team is responsible for its development. One of the features of the action will be the ability to have your own cybernetic pet with customizable appearance and abilities. The release date of the promising SYN, alas, is not yet reported. But it is known that the game will be released on PC and consoles.
Qualcomm and Tencent announced the start of cooperation in the gaming industry. One of the joint products in the framework of the collaboration will be a gaming smartphone with Snapdragon processor and support for 5G networks, which will be optimized to work with streaming services of the Chinese tech giant. Qualcomm has long established itself as one of the largest suppliers of chips for mobile platforms. In turn, Tencent boasts the largest share in the Chinese software development market with a capitalization of $452 billion. One of the world-famous products of the software giant is the WeChat messenger. The agreement provides for improved optimization of Tencent games for Android smartphones, which are based on Qualcomm chips. The plans of the companies and the joint development of 5G-version of the gaming smartphone. The partners also plan to jointly develop a 5G version of the gaming phone, which could help in implementing Tencent's plans to launch a streaming gaming service. The purpose of the release of such a device is to popularize the streaming services of Tencent and ensure the smooth operation of online games that require active traffic transmission over the network. The Chinese company is already actively working on the corresponding Instant Play service, which is positioned as an analog of the American Microsoft Azure platform. The timing of the release of new items the company has not yet reported.