Sony is investing more resources in Chinese video game developers and plans to resume its China Hero project, which has been suspended due to COVID-19.
according to Reuters, Sony plans to expand its program to incubate game development in China to beat out other competitors such as Microsoft. Sony’s China game production director Bao Bo said the program will invest more than his 1 million yuan (about $140,080) in each game, funding development teams of all sizes.
As part of the China Hero Project, Sony unveils Final Fantasy XV-inspired action RPG, Lost Soul Aside, and multiplayer third-person shooter Convalaria. Both games are available for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
Animation Screen – Lost Soul Aside
Outside of the China Hero Project, Sony had a huge success with Genshin Impact and signed an exclusive deal. Microsoft reportedly regrets missing out on making Genshin Impact an Xbox exclusive.
Some games from the China Hero Project have already been released, such as Anno Munitionem and FIST: Forged in Shadow Torch.
“The scale of the third season is much larger than the previous two seasons,” says Bao.
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