Tencent is developing a mobile version of Elden Ring


According to a recent report by Reuters, Tencent corporation is implementing a development project mobile version for the famous action role-playing game “Elden Ring“. This information was shared by three insiders, more specifically, the Chinese technology giant is looking for a hit game to refresh its old game warehouse.

Tencent Holdings and Sony Interactive Entertainment teamed up in 2022 to acquire nearly a third of developer Elden Ring’s shares FromSoftware. Tencent currently owns 16.25% of FromSoftware’s shares, while Sony holds 14.09%. The rest belongs to Kadokawa Corporation, FromSoftware’s parent company. At the time of the investment, Tencent did not mention any potential projects. Tencent is the world’s largest games company – both a major player in the huge domestic games market and a major influence on publishers and developers outside of China like League of Legends creator Riot. Games (acquired by Tencent in 2015).


Elden Ring has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide and has become one of the hottest games of 2022. This game was made under the direction of “witch” Hidetaka Miyazaki with the participation of the author. Game of Thrones, George RR Martin in world building. According to Reuters, Tencent plans to turn Elden Ring into “a free-to-play game with in-app purchases” style Genshin Impact by Hoyoverse.

So how can the vast world of Elden Ring be packed into a phone screen and tied to microtransactions? Reuters said the development process of the mobile version of Elden Ring is going quite slowly. Just a few days ago, Reuters reported that Tencent had removed the mobile game Nier due to issues with its monetization strategy. Tencent has struggled to find a big hit based on its existing IPs since the release of League of Legends: Wild Rift, and the company’s games business is struggling as a result. Tencent Chairman Pony Ma expressed that the company is being left behind while successful competitors develop new games.​

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