This morning, we woke up with reports that Chinese manufacturer, Huawei, has removed Tencent Games from its App Store. According to reports, Huawei had to delist Tencent Games because of their contract renewal agreement issue. As of this morning, there were reports that both companies were actively negotiating. In less than 24 hours after the delisting, it appears that both companies have now reached an agreement.
The latest report claims that Huawei Store now has Tencent Games. According to a report from China Business News, Huawei officially did not respond to this report. However, Huawei insiders told reporters that Tencent’s games will re-launch gradually. Apparently, the two sides are still working on the final approach. Tencent also told reporters that the two parties (cooperation) are gradually recovering.
Huawei and Tencent initial statements
In its initial statement, Tencent said
“Due to the failure to renew the contract between Huawei’s mobile game platform and our “Mobile Game Promotion Project Agreement”, related products of Tencent Games were suddenly removed from the shelves early this morning. At present, we are actively communicating and negotiating with Huawei’s mobile gaming platform. We are striving to recover as soon as possible. We apologize for the inconvenience caused to all users”.
Earlier, on its part, Huawei said in order to make a cautious assessment, it had to suspend relevant cooperation in accordance with Tencent’s unilateral request and remove Tencent games from the Huawei platform. However, it appears that both companies are in active negotiations. Tencent Games responded that due to the failure to renew the contract between Huawei’s mobile game platform and our “Mobile Game Promotion Project Agreement”, related products of Tencent were suddenly removed from the shelves early this morning.
However, all these now see to be in the past and both companies are cooperating again. It is interesting to see how quickly Chinese companies can sort out their differences.