TiMi Studios, a Chinese developer skilled in mobile development and owned by the industry giant Tencent, has formed a "strategic partnership" with Xbox Game Studios.
This news comes from Niko Partners' senior analyst, Daniel Ahmad, but at this stage there's not much information about what exactly is planned - other than "new game experiences" and a game-related announcement, of sorts.
Apart from Call of Duty Mobile and Honor of Kings, TiMi Studios is also working on the upcoming mobile and Nintendo Switch free-to-play multiplayer game, Pokémon Unite.
In follow-up tweets, Ahamd further clarified how this is "game related" and involves TiMi - not Tencent "as a whole". He also doesn't believe it's related to a hardware announcement, either.
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