It’s a brand new year and many people are still basking in the euphoria of the new year. Well, certainly not Huawei and Tencent. A new report out of China shows that Huawei recently removed all Tencent Games from its App Store. In its latest announcement, the Huawei Game Center community said that Tencent Games made major changes to the cooperation between both companies at 17:57 on December 31, 2020. However, it did not state the specific changes that Tencent made. Nevertheless, these changes are not healthy for the cooperation between both companies. As a result, Huawei had to remove Tencent Games from its App Store
Huawei and Tencent games are in negotiations
According to Huawei, it acted on the unilateral request of Tencent Games. The Chinese manufacturer is currently making a diligent assessment of the situation. As of now, both Tencent and Huawei are in active negotiations so that they can continue their cooperation.
Tencent Games claims that due to the failure to renew the contract between Huawei’s mobile game platform and our “Mobile Game Promotion Project Agreement”, related products of Tencent Games were suddenly removed from the shelves early this morning. Insiders believe that it is the download share ratio that is the major disagreement. However, there is no official confirmation of this. It appears that Huawei had no option but to remove Tencent Games from its mobile platform.
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See Tencent’s official statement below
“Due to the failure to renew the contract between Huawei’s mobile game platform and our “Mobile Game Promotion Project Agreement”, related products of Tencent Games were suddenly removed from the shelves early this morning. At present, we are actively communicating and negotiating with Huawei’s mobile gaming platform. We are striving to recover as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to all users”.
See Huawei’s official statement below
To Huawei Game Center Tencent Game Users: First of all, Huawei Game Center sincerely wishes all users who have been with us to grow together a happy New Year for the past three years. Thank you for your support, and tolerance in the past 3 years. Thank you for every sincerity, enthusiasm, and trust in the past three years. Over the past three years, we have been actively working with Tencent Games, adhering to the concept of providing users with the ultimate mobile game entertainment experience. However, Tencent Games unilaterally made major changes to the cooperation between the two parties at 17:57 on December 31, 2020. This is causing major obstacles to the cooperation between the two parties. After careful evaluation, we had to suspend relevant cooperation in accordance with Tencent’s unilateral request. This also means that Tencent games will no longer be on the Huawei platform until further notice.
“We deeply regret this. We admire the achievements and absolute market position of Tencent Games in the industry. Although we do not agree, we also understand Tencent’s requirements based on this. Thanks to Tencent Games for its past support, and hope that the two parties will have the opportunity to work together again in the future to provide high-quality game content services to the majority of Huawei users. Finally, Huawei Game Center sincerely apologizes to all users affected by this delisting. We also wish you all a happy new year and all the best”.