NetEase to Publish New Mobile MOBA to Challenge Tencent Games
Launched in 2015, Honor of Kings is a multiplayer online battle game similar to League of Legends, but for mobile devices. About 55 million people are playing HoK daily in China, making it the top-grossing mobile game all over the world.
As another mobile game giant in China, NetEase also has its mobile hit Onmyoji which climbed on top-grossing boards in some western countries of the world with only Chinese UI. However, it is obvious that NetEase doesn’t want to hand over the competitive edge in mobile MOBA area, so earlier this day, the company announced a new Project MOBA which is scheduled to start first beta in middle of September.
Compared to Honor of Kings, NetEase’s new mobile MOBA will be fairer, more competitive and complicated. Firstly in Project MOBA, every hero has 4 abilities, 2 general skills, and 1 passive skill. Secondly, there is no rune system in this game, which means players can not boost their heroes’ stat by using high-level runes. In addition, NetEase also introduces a brand-new mirror map system, providing same resource and terrain for two opposed sides.