According to the report, Tencent has launched a new line of business when it founded the new augmented reality company XR.
Recently, the company has begun to reshuffle its employees to take on the new business. Tencent has yet to make an official announcement.
Our XR business was launched for the “complete reality of the Internet”, with the goal of building a world-class hard-tech team under the guidance of industry leaders. This business will focus on XR hardware devices, perceptual technology, and development and content integration ecosystems.
Tencent’s internal reorganization will include more than 40 positions in three divisions: content ecology, operations and technology R&D. The company also plans to set up an XR game studio with executives selected from among those already working in the company.
Tencent has prepared a number of business announcements, covering operations, investments, software, algorithms, hardware, optics, structure, quality engineering and others.
XR is seen by many Internet companies as the entry point to the metaverse, but within Tencent the XR business itself is being seen as one of the “complete reality of the Internet” providers. At the end of 2020, Pony Ma, Chairman and CEO of Tencent, pointed out in an internal publication that “an exciting opportunity is coming and the mobile Internet will usher in new upgrades after 10 years of development. develop.
November 2021, at Tencent, the Digital Ecosystem Conference was held in Wuhan. Tencent first explained the concept. Zhang Zhengyou, chief scientist at Tencent, said that a “complete reality of the Internet” means connecting the real world and the virtual or digital world.
It has been reported that Tencent is interested in buying the Black Shark smartphone brand. Competitors to ByteDance are also speeding up the XR layout.
In January 2022, ByteDance invested in Hangzhou Liweike Technology Co., Ltd., which is committed to XR and plans to launch a pair of XR glasses that can be mass-produced. Before that, in September 2021, ByteDance spent a huge amount of money to acquire Pico, another VR company to enhance its position.