Tencent buys a “Metaverse?

On October 28, Mark Zuckerberg announced that Facebook was renamed “Meta”, and said that he would gradually integrate its products to create a “meta universe platform that transcends reality,” so that “meta universe” will become a ubiquitous person. Well-known hot words.

For a time, as long as the Internet technology manufacturers with a certain status announced their attack on the metaverse, the more intense one is the transformation of the metaverse.

However, many people have overlooked the “goose” that has truly stood at the outlet of the meta universe and took off.

Still a penguin.

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

Penguins who are late?

The penguin’s declaration of attack on the meta universe seemed to be late, and it was somewhat similar to its size.

On the evening of November 10, at the third quarter 2021 performance conference call of Tencent Holdings, Tencent CEO Ma Huateng publicly responded to the popular “meta universe” topic for the first time.

He said, “Metacosm is a topic worthy of excitement. I believe Tencent has a lot of technology and capabilities to explore and develop Metaverse. For example, we all have rich experience in games, social media and artificial intelligence related fields.”

On the surface, Ma Huateng only expressed an intention, and did not officially announce the march like other friends.

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

Is Ma Huateng really interested?

Or is it just a gesture to prevent investors from being “heartbroken”?

Since then, some people commented that the goose factory was swept up by the meta-universe boom and entered this unknown and beautiful new world in a muddle.

In fact, the Goose Factory has already completed its layout in the meta universe long ago and has already made substantial progress.

Talking about ideas in a low-key manner is nothing more than a low-key luxury.

Roblox was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in March 2021. The market value on the day of listing approached 40 billion U.S. dollars, and now it is close to 77 billion U.S. dollars.

As early as February 2020, when Roblox completed the US$150 million Series G financing, Tencent had already participated in the investment and was the sole agent of Roblox’s product offering in China.

Who is Roblox? It is precisely the instigator of the meta-universe whirlwind. From its name, you can tell Duan Mi: “The first strand of the meta-universe”

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

Does this meta universe really exist?

The answer is yes, and the effect is still a bit internal.

As an advocate of the metaverse concept, Roblox specifically wrote the words “Metaverse (metaverse) is realizing” in the prospectus.

Its senior leaders take the initiative to “customize” on various occasions: Metaverse needs to have at least eight elements-identity, friends, immersion, low latency, diversification, anywhere, economic system and civilization.

In terms of action, Roblox has exceeded 160 million downloads in 2020, and its revenue has exceeded 1.1 billion U.S. dollars.

As of September 2020, Roblox has a total of 7 million developers produced 18 million games, of which 8.46 million have been tried, and 17,203 games have been played by users for more than 10,000 hours.

In the past year, this data is afraid that it has doubled.

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

In fact, Ma Huateng also had his own calculations for the Metaverse, but he didn’t call it this name before.

According to reports, at the end of 2020, Ma Huateng once proposed a similar concept of “True Internet”: “An exciting opportunity is coming. The ten-year development of the mobile Internet is about to usher in the next wave of upgrades. We call it the whole world. Real Internet.”

Although Tencent itself has not given a clear definition of the concept of the True Internet, new technologies such as VR, new hardware and software are all key components of the “True Internet”.

In the exchange with Shen Sihan, a reporter from “Business School”, Pan Dao thought:

The core of the so-called meta universe is VR technology + immersive experience.

If VR technology is excluded, a deeply immersive Internet community (including games, social platforms, short video or live broadcast platforms, etc.) can be regarded as a meta-universe.

For concepts such as the True Internet, the goal itself is also to be deeply immersed.

In other words, regardless of the concept and implementation path, the core is to use technical means and experience innovation to achieve deep immersion of users (social, entertainment, games, etc.).

Therefore, it is not necessary to make a distinction, or to add unrelated technologies such as blockchain at every turn. In the end, it is all about the deep immersion that is the meta-universe, or the all-true Internet.

From this, it can be judged that, in fact, Tencent has been silently laying out for the meta-universe.

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

In addition, Tencent’s layout does not stop there.

Earlier, Tencent also invested in another meta-universe game company Epic Games, which is a developer of 3D content and AR/VR content development engine Unreal Engine.

In addition, Tencent has also applied for the registration of nearly a hundred meta-universe-related trademarks, such as “anti-war meta-universe”, “tencent music meta-universe”, “peace elite meta-universe”, “oasis Qi-yuan universe”, “king meta-universe”, and “day dollar universe”. Wait.

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

Where is Tencent’s goal?

To seize the high and low, especially with friends and businessmen can not show weakness.

After all, the most discussed and hyped metaverse is still in the game field.

For example, Roblox, the first stock of Metaverse, is a game company, and the most hyped metaverse concept stock in the domestic secondary market also appears in game companies.

As the world’s largest gaming company, Tencent will obviously not miss the outlet of Meta Universe.

Not only Tencent, but also NetEase, another game giant, has also recently revealed that it is hiring virtual scene builders and face-squeezers for virtual characters for the landing of Metaverse.

According to the company’s data, NetEase had previously applied for the registration of trademarks such as “NetEase Yuan Universe”, “Leihuo Yuan Universe” and “Fuxi Yuan Universe”.

Attacking from the direction of the game has become inevitable.

As a future trend, it is also a means to achieve deep immersion. Metaverse, cloud gaming, and even more new technologies are the inevitable layouts of game makers with financial permission. It is understandable.

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

In fact, most Internet users often start the initial experience from games when they come into contact with new things. This is true when personal computers are popularized, and so are tablets and smartphones when popularized. Social networks also start initial traffic by stealing food, grabbing parking spaces, etc. .

De facto game companies such as Tencent and NetEase do have first-hand advantages, but they must also have advanced technical layouts, otherwise they are just empty talk.

As for the relevant trademarks, it is to plan ahead and make some “idle” preparations for subsequent actions.

It’s just that Tencent, the penguin, has already led the way in a low-key manner.

But the front runner may not be the winner in the end. Tencent understands this and deliberately keeps a low profile to avoid being overwhelmed by the crowd.

But in addition to VR technology, which is not yet mature, Tencent still has its own advantage, namely cloud computing.

Metaverse is not a stand-alone game. The presentation of virtual reality, the influx of a large number of users, and the huge amount of data during interaction require powerful computing power to support it.

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

First opportunity, whose first opportunity?

Therefore, with the advantages of cloud computing, it is bound to be able to seize some opportunities in the realization of the meta-universe technically.

However, other attackers might not be able to bridge the technological gap by purchasing services. Of course, this may not be so precise and flexible for cloud computing customized for the metaverse.

Obviously, Tencent, which has considered game slots in cloud computing in advance (the largest game company must consider its own business first), once again has the possibility of being preconceived.

Of course, Tencent’s biggest advantage in Metaverse is still gaming.

Tencent buys a "Metaverse?

Its global investment game landscape allows it to have a huge number of games, a huge variety of types, and a huge game inventory covering the needs of different groups of people (especially the products of the top-tier game companies that it invests in).

And Metaverse is actually a theme park that covers enough types of “game facilities” (different games), which gives Tencent a more infrastructure foundation.

According to incomplete statistics, as of October this year, Tencent has directly or indirectly invested in as many as 67 game companies, with an average of 4.5 days to invest in a game company.

This is not only the buying, buying and buying of the game empire, but also the buying and buying for the meta-universe infrastructure.

With two birds with one stone, Tencent’s Meta-Universe Raiders won’t lose money.


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