TikTok Games Are On The Way

TikTok Games Are On The Way
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Joseph Kime


23rd May 2022 12:56

It's hard to deny the complete cultural domination pioneered by TikTok. The app meticulously designed to sap your attention and pull you deeper down the rabbit hole has practically taken over the world, and whether it's a fun time-waster or dystopic soul-vacuum is entirely up to you.

One thing's for certain though, and it's that TikTok is one of the biggest names in the world right now, and very much has the right to start experimenting with its formula. And it looks like that's exactly what it's doing, because TikTok games might actually be on the way very soon.

What Are TikTok Games?

TikTok Games Are On The Way
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A brand-new report from Reuters has suggested that TikTok could be making the plunge into the video game industry.

The site has suggested that Vietnam has had the option to play video games on the app as part of a new test for some time - with the Bytedance company making attempts to roll out further across Southeast Asia later in the financial year.

It's hinted that the gaming push for Vietnam is "primarily" using Bytedance's games, implying that soon they could be reaching out to other developers much as Netflix has with its gaming push. No longer is it just big fish like Microsoft and Sony coining the video game market, as TikTok games could be your next mobile obsession. 


What TikTok Games Are There?

The TikTok games push may have bagged some other small games that haven't been announced yet, but the initiative's use of Bytedance's games implies that TikTok gaming could be offering the likes of One Piece: The Voyage, Eden No Tobira, Strike Royale, and more. Of course, we can't know for certain until we see some kind of list, but in the meantime, this seems like a fair shout.

It's interesting to see TikTok stray into games, seemingly in an effort to compete with Netflix. It sounds like the company isn't interested only in damaging our love of YouTube - it's coming for all digital media as some sort of tech Godzilla. Gulp.


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