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Media: Tencent is in talks with EA to launch Apex Legends in China

The publishing house already owns the rights to distribute to the People’s Republic of China the other largest battle grand pianos – Fortnite and PUBG.

On the preparation of cooperation between EA and Tencent reported theChinese edition of the South China Morning Post, citing a source directly familiar with the situation. Rumors about the future partnership of publishers also spread to the social network Sina Weibo, which is used by many Chinese citizens. Details of the possible transaction are not reported.

No official comment has been received from Tencent and Electronic Arts. In 2017, Tencent acquired the rights to distribute in China other super-popular “royal battles” – Fortnite and PUBG. Since March 2013, the Chinese corporation also owns 40% of the shares of Epic Games, developer studio Fortnite, and since September 2017, 5% of the shares of Bluehole, which released PUBG.

Apex Legends was released on February 4 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. According to the latest data , more than 25 million people have played it . The game has already overtaken Fortnite by the total viewing time on Twitch in one day.

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