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Tencent’s Mobile Game ‘Honor of Kings' Amasses 100 Million Daily Active Users

By Ding Yi / Nov 02, 2020 04:04 PM / Business & Tech

“Honor of Kings”, a fantasy multiplayer role-playing battle title developed by Chinese gaming giant Tencent, has amassed 100 million daily active users worldwide, a landmark number achieved five years after the mobile game’s launch, according to a WeChat post.

The announcement comes after “Honor of Kings” retook the crown in September from the mobile version of “PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds” (PUBG Mobile) as the world’s highest-earning mobile game with global revenue of $240 million.

In announcing the latest player numbers, Tencent also said that it has worked with players and industry partners to produce several “Honor of Kings”-inspired IP derivative works including new games in unspecified new genres, animations and TV shows, according to the post.

“Honor of Kings”, developed by Tencent’s Timi Studios, counts the Chinese mainland as its biggest market, where more than 90% of its total September revenue was generated, according to research firm SensorTower.

In China, Tencent has adopted a system of age verification checks for “Honor of Kings” players and tightened its control over the time minors spend on the mobile game every day in response to a national call to curb young gamer addiction and excessive screen time.

Contact reporter Ding Yi (yiding@caixin.com)

Related: ‘Honor of Kings’ Reclaims Crown as World’s Highest-Earning Mobile Game, Besting PUBG


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