If you haven’t heard anything about Tencent’s Honor of Kings, no one will be surprised since the game isn’t available in the EU and the US, but that doesn’t mean this China-based MOBA isn’t a huge game. And from the looks of it, it’s going to go global before the end of the year. Honor of Kings has over 50 million daily active users and has been making more than $140 million a month, which isn’t bad at all. Tencent has been under pressure recently, though, when it was forced by the Chinese government to set some kinds of limits to prevent already-addicted minors from going overboard. This pressure has apparently hurt Tencent’s stock prices.
According to recent rumors, the pressure from the Chinese government has Tencent looking abroad. The company is now seriously considering bringing Honor of Kings to the EU and the US to offset any losses in China and to open new streams of revenue. Whether the game will succeed is a different story, but I’m all for trying it out.