TikTok reportedly planning to introduce gaming to the platform

It’s been reported that TikTok is planning a “main push” into the world of gaming, with checks already underway in Vietnam.

Because it stands, the video-sharing platform already hosts a handful of video games in North America, together with Zynga‘s music and dance problem title Disco Loco 3D and Backyard Of Good, the place gamers develop greens to set off donations by TikTok to the non-profit Feeding America.

However in response to Reuters, TikTok is trying to increase its providing in a bid to extend earnings.

Based on 4 sources, the platform has already been conducting checks so customers can play video games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam as a part of plans for a serious push into gaming.

TikTok, which is owned by China’s ByteDance, additionally plans to roll out gaming extra broadly in Southeast Asia with that transfer doubtlessly coming as early because the third quarter of 2022.

 

A TikTok consultant advised Reuters that the corporate has already examined bringing HTML5 video games to its app by tie-ups with third-party sport builders and studios equivalent to Zynga nevertheless it declined to touch upon its plans for Vietnam or its broader gaming ambitions.

“We’re at all times methods to complement our platform and usually take a look at new options and integrations that convey worth to our neighborhood,” stated a TikTok consultant through e mail.

Based on sources, TikTok plans to attract totally on proprietor ByteDance’s suite of video games to start with however has larger “gaming ambitions” as nicely.

Customers of ByteDance’s Douyin, the Chinese language model of TikTok, have been in a position to play video games on the platform since 2019.

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In different information, the upcoming rhythm-based first-person shooter Steel: Hellsinger will characteristic an authentic observe from System Of A Down’s lead singer Serj Tankian.

“I’m not large on gaming, however this intense trailer has acquired me excited to play,” he wrote on social media.