Microsoft is forging a deal with Chinese internet company Tencent to launch League of Legends on the Windows 10 store. This means that one of the world’s most played and followed games will be available natively in the Windows ecosystem.
The partnership with Tencent will also cover the publisher’s other games: Cross Fire and Dungeon & Fighter. Tencent’s flagship app QQ will also be a universal app in Windows 10.
Discussing the partnership on the Windows blog, Microsoft said: “Tencent, the leading social networking and gaming services company in China, announced it will offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to its customers on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in China, and include QQ, Tencent Video and Tencent PC Manager in the Windows 10 free upgrade pack. Tencent will create a Windows 10 universal app for their flagship QQ app, which has over 800 million customers in China, and bring their most popular PC games, such as “League of Legends,” “Cross Fire” and “Dungeon & Fighter” to Windows 10 and the new Windows store.”
Tencent themselves aim to help provide the Chinese market with as many Windows 10 free upgrades as possible.
Thanks, Windows Central.