Tencent Posts New Jobs In Light of Potential Official Nintendo Switch Launch in China

Tencent has grown its platform to newer strides. Recently we saw the company help in the development of Call of Duty Mobile. Before that, the company was mostly responsible for games such as Fortnite and PubG (Mobile version as well).

Since the inception of these titles, we have seen them be ported to different platforms. For PubG mostly, we saw a totally different mobile platform fit for all kinds of audience. The company even made an emulator for users to play the mobile version on their PCs (assuming they couldn’t run the full version).

While this was the situation with PubG, Fornite is a title which is quite consistent among all platforms. Following the same architecture and gameplay on all platforms, even the Switch got to see the title, though it runs at 30 fps only. Speaking of the Switch, Tencent hasn’t really expanded all that much for the Switch. Apart from the Fortnite release, the console hasn’t really seen much love from the company. Perhaps that is all going to change after this tweet by Daniel Ahmad.

As seen above, according to the tweet, Tencent has lately been posting Job vacancies for its Switch side of things. These include a Brand Manager, Artists for the content and testers. This, according to the tweet, apparently Tencent is aiming for an official launch of the Switch in China, in collaboration with Nintendo of course. While that is quite interesting, there is another interesting aspect of this development.

This aspect directs our attention to a possible Switch version of either PubG, Call of Duty Mobile or even both. Given the nature of the job listings, Tencent may be making tailored versions of the games, just like it did for the mobile devices. Since the Switch has an underpowered processor, relative to the competition, mobile versions of these titles would be a good call by the company. It should also be noted that the rumoured Switch Pro is set to come out in the coming year. This would be a good opportunity to develop titles for it, in time or the release. Given the portability the console provides, it would definitely be a hit amongst Switch users. Perhaps more attention would be paid to make the titles Switch friendly as well because after playing Fortnite on the Switch, I can confirm one thing: First Person Shooters at 30 fps are abysmal.

For further details about the job listings, users may direct themselves to the following links. Keep in mind though, these are in Chinese so unless you can read and understand the language, make sure you open these on Chrome (you’re welcome).

Sarmad Burki
Sarmad Burki is a Mathematician and a Economist with a passion for all things gaming and tech. His academics and professional experience combined with tech and gaming adds to his skills giving him a unique ability to observe the tech and gaming industry from various prespectives.