The9 pays $500 million for five-year Chinese exclusive on Cross Fire 2

The9 signs $500 million five-year deal on Tencent's free-to-player shooter Cross Fire.

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Published Thu, Nov 26 2015 1:32 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

Chinese gaming giant Tencent has secured itself a five-year deal with The9 Limited for its free-to-play shooter, Cross Fire.

The9 pays $500 million for five-year Chinese exclusive on Cross Fire 2 | TweakTown.com

Tencent announced that its joint venture with Qihoo 360 Technology Co. and Oriental Shiny Star Limited to provide the Chinese exclusivity window. Oriental Shiny Star will enjoy its five-year exclusivity, but those rights will cost the company $50 million up front to Smilegate, and $450 million on top that will cover royalty payments, and bonuses once the game reaches development and operational milestones.

Smilegate considers Cross Fire as the "most played FPS in the world" thanks to it having a huge player base of over 500 million, with a record of 6 million concurrent players.

NEWS SOURCE:gamesindustry.biz

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