NetEase is one of the first major game companies to commit support for Google’s new virtual reality initiative.
The Chinese publisher and developer announced that it is making a game for Daydream, Google’s new mobile VR platform that it talked about at Google I/O event today. The title is Twilight Pioneers, an action role-playing game with a fantasy setting. It was shown as part of the Google I/O presentation.
“As one of the first developers globally to feature on Google I/O 2016, we are pleased to be among the first companies to commit to making games for Daydream,” NetEase chief executive officer and director William Ding noted in a press release. “Leveraging our track record in game development and innovation, we are confident of delivering the superior VR gaming experience to players in China and around the world.”
NetEase has previously published mobile games like Chrono Blade and a licensed app based on the movie Kung Fu Panda 3. Twilight Pioneers will launch with Google Daydream in November 2016. It also runs many of Blizzard’s games, including Hearthstone, in China.
NetEase opened a U.S. division earlier last year to release games in North America, starting with Speedy Ninja for mobile.
Correction, 3:24 p.m. Pacific: NetEased published Chrono Blade. It didn’t develop it.
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