Authored by: Mark Schaub , Zhao Xinhua , Wang Zhefeng and Shan Wenyu
The development of technologies such as 5G, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality provides new creative and development opportunities for the gaming industry. In many cases, gaming companies will need to cooperate and integrate software and hardware of third party manufacturers and developers (i.e. game devices, platforms, scenes and applications) in order to deliver new forms of games – such as cloud gaming and metaverse gaming.
These more connected gaming experiences rely upon but also generate massive amounts of data. China’s increasingly stringent protection of personal information means gaming companies have a two-fold challenge –continuously improve game content but also ensure compliance with data protection regulations.