It is well known that the relationship between Blizzard and China is not going through the best of times. The failure to reach an agreement to expand the presence of Great Games from the American developer in the Asian country forced those responsible for delivering World of Warcraft, Overwatch 2, Hearthstone, and more to shut down servers and say goodbye to hundreds of millions of players. Had to happen Area. However, even though this whole affair was between Blizzard and NetEase, one of the giants of the field has come to offer a solution to the Chinese community.
Tencent has announced a new game called Tarrisland, which could be the new home for all those who miss World of Warcraft. After all, we’re talking about a Western fantasy MMORPG that includes some elements typical of WoW (but not exclusive to Blizzard games) like saber-toothed tigers and a similar artistic style. Of course, it’s important to mention that the title won’t be available only for PC, as Tencent also promises a worldwide launch for Android and iOS mobiles.
If we go into more details, we will find that Tarisland also has large dungeons and raids for up to 10 players, arenas to start PvP battles, and a cosmetics shop that will not allow payment, among other aspects With what you will learn about the whole coming week. After all, Tencent is already making several bets to reveal its proposal to the world: “All these exciting features will be available in the next game test of Tarrisland”, explain those responsible on the official presentation website. We look forward to creating an exciting and sustainable world for all. To achieve this, we plan to conduct scale and duration expansion tests to collect feedback on Tarrisland and understand your ideas.” To register for these betas, users will need to access the Tarrisland website.
The problems between Blizzard and China multiply
The official reason for which Blizzard and China have decided to follow different paths is unknown, but some information suggests that the reason for the discussion was a misunderstanding when renewing their cooperation. Be that as it may, it has led to the public destruction of World of Warcraft figurines that adorned the exterior of NetEase offices, and an alleged attempt by Blizzard to request a refund of 300 million yuan ($43.5 million).