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Twilight Pioneers from Netease Games has been one of the popular VR games for many media's top VR lists. At ChinaJoy 2017, we are very pleased to interview the lead designer of Twilight Pioneers Mr. Qin Han, talking about the story behind the development.


 
Key notes
  • Plans to add co-op content.
  • Cooperation with Google on the technical level. Google provides a lot of help and test data
  • Focusing on mobile VR now. No plan to bring the game to other platforms now.


                                        
After the release of Chapter 2, this game received a lot of positive feedback. What is the plan for future new content?

Qin Han:We plan to launch more content and more stories in Chapter 3, to attract new players. At the meantime, we want to design co-op feature so that players will play longer in the game.
 
How does the co-op feature look like?


Qin Han:For instance, we want to provide a virtual room for players to play mini-games together, or watch others playing the games. 
 



At Google IO Conference in May Twilight Pioneers was announced as launch title  for Google's new standalone VR headset. Can you talk about the cooperation with Google now as well as in the future?

Qin Han:The cooperation with Google is mainly on the technical level, as Google provides us test data which that helps us a lot. In return we give them the research feedback. We will continue to cooperate with Google, and will release the game as launch title for Google’s new standalone, all-in-one VR headset released this October.

What do you think of mobile VR as Twilight Pioneers has been available in the market for 6 months?


Qin Han:We always been optimistic about the mobile VR market, as mobile VR is not limited to mobile phones. We believe all portable devices can be part of mobile VR, including all-in-one headset. We will be more committed to mobile VR.
 


Did Twilight Pioneers’ stories take inspiration from Netease Games' other titles? Is there any relation between Tome of the Sun and this game?


Qin Han: Twilight Pioneers' stories are inspired a lot by Tome of the Sun. There are some connections between the worlds of both games, and players are traveling between different worlds.

Have you considered porting Twilight Pioneers to PC or other VR platforms?


Qin Han: We started and grew on mobile VR platform, and we will continue to focus on it. The traditional eastern games are not very popular in the west nowadays, because of cultural differences and barriers. Why Twilight Pioneers is an exception?

The traditional eastern games are not very popular in the west nowadays, because of cultural differences and barriers. Why Twilight Pioneers is an exception?

Qin Han: The game's story is about oriental mythology and it's told in simple way. Foreign players can understand and accept it easily, because they are also fond of oriental mythology.
 
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