TikTok is preparing to add video games to the platform.
Video games are everywhere
Video games began to invade famous streaming platforms such as Netflix, which began expanding in this field, and now the social platform TikTok is also looking to add video games to the platform.
According to a report by Reuters, TikTok is currently testing adding minigames to its app starting with a beta period in Vietnam.
He told the unnamed source to Reuters news network (citing IGN) that the platform has plans to expand testing of the new feature to other regions in Southeast Asia in the third quarter. In addition, they claimed that TikTok’s gaming plans would eventually expand beyond mini-games, signaling a new era for the video-sharing app.
It is not known if the games being tested in Vietnam will be released to a wider audience around the world. However, TikTok already has a few mini browser games available to users in the US, including the popular Disco Loco 3D game.
This isn’t ByteDance – the parent company of TikTok – a first in the video game space. The company already owns Pixmain and Nuverse, two video game publishers. In addition, Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok, has been providing a number of mini-games to its users since 2019.
It seems that the matter is moving towards providing a variety of games between small and medium for users similar to what is offered by the Facebook platform at the present time, which enables users to share games with their friends on the network, send invitations and share achievements.
According to Reuters, TikTok will likely use the ByteDance game library to integrate it with the platform’s game library and make it easier for users to access.