Dont fret this will be worked out in time as money speaks above all
I wonder if this is connected to the Microsoft deal. I recall that China has very strict foreign company restrictions that limit most companies from selling their products directly. Instead, they have to license to a Chinese company that can then sell the product.Microsoft however, I think is one of the few companies that are able to sell (though still with some restrictions) in China. Wonder if this is a case of a license deal takes a big piece of the pie away from ActiBlizz where in like half a year they'll be able to release it more directly.
colossal hit for diablo immortal more than any other blizz game out there.
pouring one out for my chinese wowbros, they needed the escapism more then any of us
Makes me wonder what #$%^&*y contract netease wanted for blizzard to cancel their 20yr partnership.
“According to Observer.com, regarding the contract renewal turmoil between Blizzard and NetEase, we learned from insiders close to NetEase that Blizzard proposed sky-high prices for the contract renewal, and some terms can even be described as "disgusting". According to this source, Blizzard’s revenue and net profit will be further increased compared with more than 50% of the 2019-2022 contract period, and Blizzard’s game pricing will adopt a global synchronization strategy, while the previous national service pricing is generally about 20% lower than other regions in the world; In addition, Blizzard also asked NetEase to follow the "Diablo: Immortal" model to develop Blizzard's other IP mobile games for global distribution, but NetEase only enjoys the revenue share of the Chinese market. At the same time, Blizzard also requires NetEase to pay a huge deposit or prepayment to guarantee the completion of Article 2, otherwise it will be "punished". People familiar with the matter said frankly that if the contract renewal conditions are true, Blizzard is tantamount to asking NetEase to "work for nothing".————This is some information that Chinese players can understand at present.
well so much for the chinese mobile market lol.