It’s been reported that TikTok is planning a “major push” into the world of gaming, with exams already underway in Vietnam.
As 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 Garden Of Good, the place gamers develop greens to set off donations by TikTok to the non-profit Feeding America.
But in accordance to Reuters, TikTok is wanting to increase its providing in a bid to enhance earnings.
According to 4 sources, the platform has already been conducting exams so customers can play video games on its video-sharing app in Vietnam as a part of plans for a significant 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 probably coming as early as the third quarter of 2022.
A TikTok consultant informed Reuters that the firm has already examined bringing HTML5 video games to its app by means of tie-ups with third-party recreation builders and studios reminiscent of Zynga nevertheless it declined to touch upon its plans for Vietnam or its broader gaming ambitions.
“We’re always looking at ways to enrich our platform and regularly test new features and integrations that bring value to our community,” stated a TikTok consultant through electronic mail.
According to sources, TikTok plans to draw totally on proprietor ByteDance’s suite of video games to start with however has greater “gaming ambitions” as properly.
Users of ByteDance’s Douyin, the Chinese model of TikTok, have been ready to play video games on the platform since 2019.
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