CDC Games, a business unit of CDC Corporation (CHINA), has created a new subsidiary called CDC Games International to launch new games internationally and to position CDC Games as a global publisher of online games.
CGI will be headed by Antony Yip, vice chairman and chief strategy officer of CDC Games. The new subsidiary will leverage the domain expertise of CDC Games to seek out licensing opportunities that will enable the company to enter targeted global markets including Japan, North America and southeast Asia. CGI intends to launch new online MMO games in Japan and North America in late Q4 this year through its own operations as well as through publisher partners.
The company has completed initial plans for publishing games directly in North America and Japan, including plans to leverage the global network and support infrastructure already established by its sister company, CDC Software. The core sales and marketing teams have also been recruited to target commercial launches in late Q4 this year.
CGI has also established sub-licensing agreements for publishing five new games with leading online games providers throughout southeast Asia and Taiwan.