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China's NetEase to Create Game for Google's Daydream Mobile VR Platform

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(Photo : Getty Images) Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during Google I/O 2016 at Shoreline Amphitheatre on May 19, 2016 in Mountain View, California. The annual Google I/O conference is runs through May 20.

China's NetEase officially announced on Wednesday that it is creating a game for Google's latest mobile VR platform Daydream.

Entitled Twilight Pioneers, the action role-playing game (ARPG) with a fantasy setting was created by NetEase using advanced graphics and production techniques. A sneak peek of the game was released at the Google I/O presentation.

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Being one of the developers to be featured on Google I/O 2016, NetEase CEO William Ding was "pleased" to announce the firm's commitment to create games for Daydream.

"Leveraging our track record in game development and innovation, we are confident of delivering the superior VR gaming experience to players in China and around the world," he said.

NetEase is confident that the VR platform has a huge market potential. Having achieved success in the mobile and PC gaming markets in China, NetEase is now looking to expand its market with emerging products such as virtual reality.

Twilight Pioneers is expected to be released with Google Daydream this coming November. It will also be made available for mobile and PC.

NetEase has previously published popular mobile games including Chrono Blade and the licensed app of Kung Fu Panda 3. The company also manages some of Blizzard's popular games in China like Hearthstone.

Earlier this year, NetEase opened a division in the United States to release games in the country. It has unveiled Speedy Ninja for mobile.

Aside from publishing games, NetEase also offers advertising and email services. The company is also into e-commerce.

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