Microsoft has announced that it is partnering with Chinese internet giant Tencent in launching the highly popular MOBA League of Legends, along with other games published by the company, including Cross Fire and Dungeon & Fighter, on the Windows 10 store. In addition, Tencent has mentioned that it will deliver the free upgrade to Windows 10 "available to as many Chinese consumers as possible, as soon as possible."
The media giant announced that its flagship app, QQ, will be a universal app in Windows 10, and that it is collaborating with Microsoft in launching more Windows 10-based initiatives, including "additional universal apps."
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.
How many of you are itching to get on some MOBA action with Windows 10?
Update: The announcement stirred up a lot of comments regarding a possible port of League of Legends on mobile platforms. In an email statement, Riot Games has revealed that this will not be the case:
Today's announcement mentioning League of Legends has generated a lot of speculation in the LoL player community. We'd like to clarify that our focus is on making sure League plays great on Mac and PC. No plans for console, mobile or other platforms at this time.
Source: Windows Blog