League of Legends is Coming to Windows 10 Store by Tencent
Since League of Legends is already played by millions on PC, this might not look like a big news to you but the point of the matter is that the Windows 10, when it launches, is going to offer it to you through the new Windows Store.
From Microsoft’s point of view, this should be one of the many marketing points that they want to exploit while trying to portray the value in the Windows Store.
How is all this happening, you might ask. Well, the Redmond based giant has teamed up with Tencent, a Chinese gaming services company that holds a major share in Riot Games.
As a result, Tencent is bringing in some of its software including games they have published:
Tencent, the leading social networking and gaming services company in China, announced it will offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade to its customers on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 in China, and include QQ, Tencent Video and Tencent PC Manager in the Windows 10 free upgrade pack. Tencent will create a Windows 10 universal app for their flagship QQ app, which has over 800 million customers in China, and bring their most popular PC games, such as League of Legends, Cross Fire and Dungeon & Fighter to Windows 10 and the new Windows store.
So QQ is going universal on Windows 10, League of Legends is coming to Windows Store, and Chinese are getting free upgrades. Awesome, no?
In parallel news regarding LoL, Bard went live some days ago and you can see him in action here. As far as Windows 10 is concerned, it has been reported that they won’t be charging anything for Xbox Live, and Windows 10 demo apps are up and running behind the scenes.