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Report: Snapchat launching games platform in April

Report: Snapchat launching games platform in April

Snap Inc. is looking at launching a new games platform for Snapchat with a reveal expected at the company’s first-ever summit in Los Angeles on April 4th.

According to Cheddar, the new mobile games platform will include titles from outside developers that are all designed to utilise the Snapchat app.

Rumours have been circling for the project since early last year, with the concept reportedly now known internally as “Project Cognac”.

Along with the new games initiative, more original shows are expected to be revealed at the summit. An invitation for the event spotted came with the slogan stating: “Less talk. More play”.

Prettygreat

In 2018 Snap Inc. purchased Australian-based studio Prettygreat for $8.6 million. The games developer has created numerous mobile titles including Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride.

Snapchat has previously experimented with games, releasing a set of augmented reality titles called Snappables.

Interestingly, Chinese games powerhouse Tencent acquired a 12 per cent stake in Snap Inc. back in November 2017.


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Matthew Forde is the staff writer for PocketGamer.biz and also a member of the Pocket Gamer Podcast. You can find him on Twitter @Forde999 talking about Smash Bros. and everything pop culture related - particularly superheroes.

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