PlayStation’s China Hero Project Reveals Third Phase at Upcoming Press Conference
PlayStation has revealed the third phase of its China Hero Program at an upcoming press conference. China Hero Project is an initiative between PlayStation and Tencent that works to discover, cultivate and nurture locally developed works that have the potential to become breakout RPG hits in the Chinese market.
During the conference, PlayStation and Tencent outlined how the third phase of the project will further their goal of developing and distributing high quality RPG titles for the Chinese market. This includes the launch of the Chinese Hero Academy and the employment of a team of experienced industry veterans to provide guidance and mentorship to successful applicants.
Furthermore, the partners revealed that a dedicated China Hero Development Fund has been set up, which will be used to help fund the development of the promising works identified by the Academy. The fund is expected to exceed 5 million yuan ($737,837)
In addition to the funding, PlayStation and Tencent also announced that they have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with several game companies dedicated to the localization of successful China Hero Projects. By offering the teams financial support and global coverage, the partners hope to help these developers turn their visions into reality.
“The China Hero Project is entering an exciting new stage with the start of its third phase,” said Qian Yu, Vice President of PlayStation’s International Business. “We believe that the combination of our local knowledge, and Tencent’s Global Reach, will provide an ideal platform to develop and launch the next generation of captivating RPGs for the Chinese market.”
The press conference also featured the premiere of the China Hero project trailer, showcasing the latest work from the successful applicants.