"We're always looking at ways to enrich our platform and regularly test new features and integrations that bring value to our community," a representative of TikTok told Reuters, but wouldn’t comment on any plans to bring gaming services to markets outside of Vietnam.
The representative also said the company has already tested bringing HTML5 games to its app with third-party developers such as Zynga, most well known for online games such as Words with Friends and FarmVille.
Last November, Zynga announced the launch of Disco Loco 3D, a single-player endless runner game, the first official third-party title to debut exclusively on the video-streaming platform, which was made available in select markets.
Douyin, the Chinese version of TikTok also owned by ByteDance, has allowed users to play games within the app since 2019.
The move follows similar trends from other tech giants looking to expand in the gaming space. Netflix recently launched games on its streaming platform in November last year, including tie-ins with its flagship show Stranger Things among other titles.
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